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Directors & Officers

William Willoughby, PhD, PE

Director, C.E.O.

Bill Willoughby, PhD, PE serves as a Director and Chief Executive Officer for Cypress Development Corp. Dr. Willoughby is a mining engineer with 38 years of experience in all aspects of natural resources development. Since 2014, he has been principal and owner of consulting firm Willoughby & Associates, PLLC. Prior to that, he was President and COO of International Enexco Ltd., which was acquired by Denison Mines in 2014. He previously held various positions with Teck (Cominco). Dr. Willoughby has been a Professional Engineer since 1985 and received his Doctorate in Mining Engineering & Metallurgy from the University of Idaho in 1989.

Donald C. Huston

Chairman, President

Don Huston serves as Chairman of the Board and President of Cypress Development Corp. Mr. Huston has been associated with the mineral exploration industry for over 30 years and has extensive experience as a financier and in-field manager of numerous mineral exploration projects in North America. He was born and raised in Red Lake, Ontario and spent 15 years as a geophysical contractor with C.D. Huston & Sons Ltd. as mineral exploration consultants in northern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Mr. Huston serves as a director of four Canadian public resource companies.

Robert Marvin, B.Sc., PGeo.

Director, V.P. of Exploration

Bob Marvin, B.Sc., PGeo., serves as a Director and Vice President of Exploration and Community Relations for Cypress Development Corp. and is a Qualified Person. Mr. Marvin has been involved in mineral exploration and evaluation of lithium, gold, copper, zinc and uranium deposits throughout the Americas as an employee and as an independent consultant. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology in 1984.

A third generation Nevada resource geologist, Bob has learned the business from the field starting at an early age. Always keen to explore high grade deposits, Bob has been involved in several successful gold-silver projects in Canada, most recently with Bayfield Ventures in the Rainy River gold district in Ontario but also at Meliadine and in the Committee Bay Belt of the far north.

James G. Pettit

Director, C.F.O.

Jim Pettit serves as a Director and acting Chief Financial Officer of Cypress Development Corp. Mr. Pettit is currently serving on the board of directors of five publicly traded companies and offers over 25 years of experience within the industry specializing in finance, corporate governance, executive management and compliance. Jim was previously Chairman and C.E.O. of Bayfield Ventures Corp. which was bought by New Gold Inc. in January 2015.

Donald G. Myers

Director, Investor Relations

Don Myers serves as a non-executive Director and audit committee member of Cypress Development Corp. Mr. Myers serves on the board of directors and manages the investor relations and corporate communications of publicly traded mineral exploration and development companies. He has 30 plus years of experience in public company management and investor relations having helped raise over $350 million in venture capital for resource and technology companies listed on the TSX Venture, NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchanges.

Amanda Chow, CPA, CMA


Amanda Chow serves as an independent Director and audit committee member of Cypress Development Corp. Ms. Chow is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and a graduate of Simon Fraser University where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She began working with public companies in 1999.

Donald Mosher

Corporate Development

Don Mosher serves as Corporate Development for Cypress Development Corp. Mr. Mosher has worked in the capital markets for 30 years, specializing in Venture Companies. He started his career as a financial adviser at Union Securities in Vancouver where he was introduced to the public markets, trading stocks listed on the Vancouver Stock Exchange. In 1998, Mr. Mosher went to work for a company called Napier Environmental Technologies, remaining with the company until 2004.

In 2004, Mr. Mosher started a business called B & D Capital Partners. The business funded Venture Companies in all sectors of business including mining, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, etc. Mr. Mosher previously held the position of CEO and President of Rodinia Minerals which was focused on exploring for lithium in Clayton Valley, Nevada.

Simon Dyakowski, CFA, MBA

Strategic Advisor

Simon Dyakowski has over ten years of corporate finance, corporate development, and capital markets advisory experience. He holds an MBA - Finance from the University of British Columbia, is a CFA charterholder, and holds an undergraduate Finance degree from the University of Western Ontario. His recent focus is advising venture stage and growth-oriented public market issuers on deal structuring, capital markets, and corporate development strategies.  He previously held relationship coverage roles at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Royal Bank of Canada dealing with investment grade and mid-market Canadian corporate clients in the Energy, Power & Utilities, Forest Products, and Diversified Industries sectors. His professional experience is rooted in equity research and equity sales coverage roles he held at Salman Partners and Leede Financial. His coverage universe included publicly held companies in the Mining, Energy, Forest Products, Heavy Industrial, and special situations sectors. 

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