About Midas Gold

Idaho is our home

We are a company of scientists, engineers, environmentalists and community leaders in Idaho. We are driven by our belief that we can build a mining project that restores the environment, creates economic opportunity and benefits the surrounding community.  These values drive us in everything we do. They are what make us a modern mining company.

Idaho is our home. Take a look at what we’re doing in the community and you’ll understand our commitment to grow the state’s economy and take care of the environment runs deep.

Our company is headquartered in Donnelly, Idaho. We also have offices in Boise, Stibnite and Vancouver, Canada.

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Company Values

Environmental Responsibility

We are committed to leaving the environment better than we found it. For the Stibnite Gold Project this means cleaning up 100 years of negative environmental impacts and ensuring our mining plans prioritize reclamation.

Economic Opportunity

We always look to Idaho first. We hire locally and buy locally. We have spent nearly $100 million in Idaho since 2009.

Community Engagement

Our best advisors are members of the community. Planning together and gathering feedback from public meetings and our local advisory group has made our Stibnite Gold Project better. We welcome and actively seek your input.

Health & Safety

We are serious about safety. It starts with making sure every employee has the right training, the necessary resources and is held to the highest standards. We don't just talk about safety – it is how we do business.

Board of Directors

Our Midas Gold Idaho, Inc. Board of Directors represents a cross section of perspectives and experiences in Idaho.  Their role is to lead the Stibnite Gold Project in a manner that reflects the values and needs of Valley County and Idaho.

Don Bailey

Board Chairman


Don has a very personal connection to Stibnite. Soon after he was born, his mother brought him to join the rest of his family in the vibrant mining town where he spent his childhood in the 1930s and 1940s. After serving on the McCall City Council, including two terms as Mayor, Don is ready to help restore Stibnite to its former glory – bringing in hundreds of jobs for Idahoans in the process and providing the funding needed to fix the environmental legacies of previous mining generations.

Laurel Sayer

Board Member, President & CEO


Laurel is a uniting force. No matter what the issue, she can get the right players at the table to have the discussions that lead to change. Laurel has been a lifelong advocate for conservation and spent more than two decades working on natural resource issues with Congressman Mike Simpson and Senator Mike Crapo. Laurel loves being outside but particularly enjoys camping in the Boulder White Clouds, mountain biking with her husband or floating one of Idaho’s many rivers.

Bob Barnes

Board Member


Bob is driven by the motto “do it right.” When Bob saw the opportunity to develop a project with economic and environmental potential he came out of retirement to help gather and lead the team that could do it right. In guiding Midas Gold, Bob sees the big picture. He has brought projects from exploration to mining and all the way through to reclamation and Bob will use this experience to bring the Stibnite Gold Project to life.

Ken Brunk

Board Member


Ken has no shortage of mining experience. Throughout his career, he helped design, construct and operate several world-class mining projects throughout the United States and around the globe. Ken’s technical expertise and passion for protecting Idaho’s wilderness are helping Midas Gold design a project that values the environment, economics and people. Ken gets outside to hunt, fish and hike as often as possible.

Scotty Davenport

Board Member


Scotty knows business and understands the benefit Midas Gold can have in the community. As a founding member of the Valley County Economic Development Council and a leader with the Cascade and McCall Chambers of Commerce, Scotty wants to see the Valley County economy, job market and community continue to thrive. Scotty owns several retail stores and businesses in Valley County. He is passionate about renewable energy and is dedicated to connecting communities to geothermal energy.

Frank Eld

Board Member


Frank is a native Idahoan who cares deeply about protecting his home state for future generations. He is the founder of Historic Roseberry Museum and is widely known for restoring buildings and supporting environmental causes. Serving on the Midas Gold Board fits perfectly with Frank’s philosophy of taking care of the environment. Frank served two terms as a Valley County Commissioner and was also on the McCall-Donnelly School Board and represented Valley County on the Central District Health Board. He currently serves on the board of Preservation Idaho.

Ronn Julian

Board Member


Ronn was born and raised on a livestock ranch in Wyoming. After receiving both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Range Science from the University of Wyoming, he spent several years at Kemmerer Coal Company before going on to spend more than three decades with the U. S. Forest Service. He worked in the Shoshone National Forest, Nebraska National Forest and was the District Ranger in the Boise National Forest. Ronn's knowledge of local and regional issues in Idaho, along with the regulatory requirements, add an important dimension to Midas Gold’s work in Idaho.

April Whitney

Board Member


April doesn’t sit on the sidelines. You can find her out on the slopes skiing, hiking in Idaho’s backcountry, working in her garden or spending time with her husband and daughter. When April learned about the Stibnite Gold Project, she realized this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a mining company to restore an area in need of repair and decided she needed to get involved. As a board member, she wants to make sure the voices of the community are heard and that people have the information they need about Midas Gold Idaho’s future plans. April lives in McCall and works as the communications director for Brundage Mountain Resort.

Andrew Mentzer

Board Member


As an Idaho native and avid fisherman, Andrew cares deeply about protecting Idaho’s waterways and restoring previously disturbed lands. He joined the Midas Gold Idaho Board because he would like to see native fish populations able to migrate back to their spawning grounds on the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River and believes Midas can make it happen. Andrew is the executive director of the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council and coordinator of the College of Western Idaho’s ApprenticeshipIdaho program. Outside of work, you can find Andrew, his wife and dog mountain biking, trail running, skiing, or fishing off the beaten path.

Our Team

It takes a team of experts in mining, the environment and business to bring the Stibnite Gold Project to life.  Our team has the right experience and passion to make this the most advanced mining and reclamation project in the country.

Ken Assmus

Senior GIS Specialist

Ken Assmus

In the 3rd grade while collecting rocks with his best friend, Ken found the skeleton of a Triceratops dinosaur. As a teenager, he helped excavate that same site with a team of experts. Today, Ken is still hanging out “with geologists, banging on rocks and making discoveries.” Bringing kids and nature together is Ken’s passion. If you’ve been to a community event in Valley County, you’ve likely seen Ken helping children learn how to pan for gold or identify rocks.

Christian Bartz

Database Geologist

Christian Bartz

Christian is the control center for our historic maps, rock information and databases. He uses his enthusiasm for computers and efficiency to help us streamline and modernize how we work. Through his efforts in analysis tools and data collection, Christian is helping bring us closer to mining the Stibnite Gold Project area. Christian commutes by bicycle and can frequently be found on the miniature golf course.

Liz Monger

Manager, Investor Relations

Liz Monger

In her role overseeing investor relations, Liz helps to ensure that Midas Gold’s lines of communication with investors are open so that we have the funds necessary to restore the site and once again mine the Stibnite area. Liz uses the skills she’s gained keeping up with the fast-paced world of the investment community to help give back to the community in which she lives. Each year, she organizes a softball tournament to support the Make-a-Wish Foundation and to date has helped to raise more than a half a million dollars to make children’s wishes come true.

Rocky Chase

VP Environment & Permitting

Rocky Chase

For Rocky, Idaho is home. He admits he is biased, but believes you can’t find nicer people or more beautiful landscapes anywhere in the world. He is responsible for the permitting and restoration aspects of bringing the Stibnite Gold Project to life. Rocky collects hobbies – you name it, he does it – motorcycling, skiing, camping, hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening, antiques and more.

Chris Dail

Exploration Manager

Chris Dail

Chris is an explorer. He puts those skills to use at Midas Gold as he and his team of exploration geologists search the Stibnite area for minerals deep beneath the ground to determine Stibnite Gold Project’s mining potential. When he’s not exploring, Chris can be found with his wife and two boys sailing (and often restoring) their historic wooden sail boat.

Johanna Defoort

Project Analyst

Johanna Defoort

As a fourth-generation Idahoan born and raised in Donnelly, Johanna loves having mountains, rivers and lakes right outside her front door. She and her husband couldn’t imagine a better place to raise their two children. She works in accounting department and oversees purchasing in Idaho. Johanna is proud to work here because, like Midas Gold, she cares about the environment, community and local economy.

Chuck Eilers

Lead Equipment Operator

Chuck Eilers

Chuck keeps Midas Gold moving – literally! In the winter, he is the first person people call to clear snow covering the road and, in the summer, he makes sure the roads are in good condition for Midas Gold and recreationalists alike. Every day at work, Chuck is helping to restore the site so future generations can enjoy the fishing, hunting and hiking.

Mckinsey Lyon

Director of Public Affairs

Mckinsey Lyon

Mckinsey is a fifth-generation Idahoan. During summer camping trips with her father, Mckinsey fell in love with Idaho’s mountains and rivers and learned how important it is for all of us to protect these natural treasures. Today, she is instilling that passion in her three young children and living it out through her work at Midas Gold as the director of public affairs. Mckinsey helps work with lawmakers and stakeholders on the plans to restore the site. Outside of work, she and her husband are busy trying to keep up with their adventurous kids.

Kyle Fend

Environmental Superintendent

Kyle Fend

Every day is different for Kyle, and the variety makes the job fun. One day, he is working with local nurseries to ensure we have the right plants for reclamation and the next he’s working with our staff at Stibnite to make sure all the work at site is being done in an environmentally conscientious manner. Growing up in Idaho, Kyle and wife Aislynne both graduated from Eagle High School. It is no secret Kyle and his family love the outdoors but what some people may not know is that he also enjoys making home-made wine.

Sam Field

Environmental Geologist

Sam Field

At Midas Gold we consider Sam our environmental bodyguard. A geologist by training, he monitors water quality, soil and other conditions at our Stibnite Gold Project site and makes sure we are “doing it right” to protect the environment. When Sam isn’t working, there is good chance you will find him fishing on the river, riding his motorcycle or hiking.

Cindy Kneen

Camp Supervisor

Cindy Kneen

When Cindy sets her sight on a goal there is no stopping her! So when she heard Midas Gold wanted to clean up the Stibnite area, she knew she had to work for the company. Cindy’s been the camp supervisor ever since. When she’s not at Stibnite, Cindy is on horseback riding with her five grandchildren or working on her Garden Valley ranch.

Anne Labelle

VP Legal & Sustainability

Anne Labelle

Anne believes the best plans are built through collaboration. Whether a project is creating maps as a geologist exploring the high arctic of Canada or developing sustainability practices in the remote mountains of Idaho, Anne always starts by listening. When she’s not traveling the state gathering input on Midas Gold’s project, Anne is tending to her organic garden, riding her bicycle on the greenbelt or riding her motorcycle along winding mountain roads.

Ryan McCluskey

Senior Mining Engineer

Ryan McCluskey

When Ryan came to visit a college roommate in Idaho he never expected to get a job working with the Payette National Forest. But he did and that job changed everything. It led him back to school at the University of Idaho to get a degree in environmental science and later to a job doing stream reclamation at Stibnite. Ryan traveled the globe working on different mining projects. Now, he is excited to return to Idaho and get an opportunity to once again work at Stibnite, this time helping to restore the site with Midas Gold.

John Meyer

VP Development

John Meyer

Every company has a problem solver and at Midas Gold that person is John. He leads our team of engineers and scientists and makes sure we are developing a safe and environmentally sound development plan for the Stibnite Gold Project that benefits the community. After work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters walking, running or riding bikes along the Boise River Greenbelt.

Darren Morgans

Treasurer

Darren Morgans

Darren keeps a close eye on the financial health of Midas Gold. He knows every donation given to the community and keeps track of every dollar spent. As Midas Gold’s investment in Idaho grows, Darren is excited to see the impact it has on the local economy. Darren is also CFO of Midas Gold Corp. When he is not balancing budgets, Darren is usually camping, skiing or biking with his family.

Layne Mouritsen

Fields Operations Supervisor

Layne Mouritsen

As an Idaho native, it is no surprise Layne loves being outside. You can often find him fishing, camping, hunting or riding motorcycles with his family. So, he considers it an added bonus to be able to work in Idaho’s beautiful backcountry. Layne is responsible for the maintenance of the Stibnite Gold Project site and works hard to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Tanya Nelson

Controller & Company Secretary

Tanya Nelson

With her background in environmental science and business, Tanya brings a unique set of skills to Midas Gold. Serving as Midas Gold’s project controller and Company Secretary, this native Idahoan manages all the accounting functions for the company. Tanya enjoys spending time in Idaho’s pristine backcountry with her young family.

Belinda Provancher

Community Coordinator

Belinda Provancher

Belinda spent a lot of time in Valley County in her younger years and moved back to the area to raise her family. Now, she is at the forefront of Midas Gold’s involvement in the community whether that means working with youth or organizing a local festival. When she’s not working or volunteering, you will find her camping, fishing and hiking with her husband and two children, in the same areas she explored as a child.

Stephen Quin

President, Midas Gold Corp.

Stephen Quin

Stephen is responsible for the overall leadership and financing of Midas Gold Corp. His vision is to see the Stibnite Gold Project site redeveloped, generating jobs and economic benefits for local communities and shareholders, while funding the restoration of a site extensively impacted by a century of historical mining activity. Under his leadership, the company has assembled an outstanding team of experts that can make this vision reality. Away from work, Stephen runs the non-profit Kingsway Foundation and fund-raises for the overseas orphanage from where he and his wife adopted their two children.

Sam Reid

Senior Environmental Geologist

Sam Reid

When the Wild West called Sam’s name, he couldn’t stay away. Now, this Massachusetts native spends his days (and occasional late nights if drilling is taking place) outside analyzing the geology of the Stibnite Gold Project area and gathering information to help with future reclamation work. Sam’s favorite part of working for Midas Gold is being able to look at rocks no one has ever seen before.

Melanie Scott

Corporate Accountant

Melanie Scott

As an Idaho native, Melanie has grown up with a strong appreciation of the outdoors and all the activities it has to offer. When she isn’t keeping an eye on the finances at Midas Gold, you can find her running outside, spending time with her friends and family or reading a good book.

Jolene Stevens

Executive Assistant

Jolene Stevens

The diversity of rivers, mountains, forests and wildlife, is the main reason Jolene loves living in Idaho. She also loves the variety of her job at Midas Gold as she is able to utilize her expertise as a paralegal and business owner and help keep the office running smoothly. When she’s not at work, Jolene enjoys gardening, trying new recipes, watercolor painting or time with her family.

Dan Westfall

Field Technician

Dan Westfall

Dan makes sure the Stibnite Gold Project site operates without a hitch. He is always checking the equipment to make sure everything is running as it should to keep the environment and the employees safe. Away from work, Dan raises Black Angus cows and enjoys camping and fishing.

Dave Williams

Site Safety & Health Officer

Dave Williams

Dave loves the outdoors so it is hard for this third generation Idahoan to imagine a better office view than the one he has at Stibnite. Dave keeps everyone safe – whether they are employees on site or recreationists in the area who need help. Every winter he also teaches avalanche safety classes to skiers and snowmobilers and is a Friends of the Payette Avalanche Center board member.

Kate Wood

Office Manager

Kate Wood

If you like making lists and staying organized, you’ll find a kindred spirit in Kate. She is a master at logistics and helps manage the day-to-day details of the Vancouver office so everyone can do their jobs seamlessly. Kate puts her planning skills to good use outside of work to keep track of her busy sports schedule playing golf, softball, badminton and yoga.

Austin Zinsser

Resource Geologist

Austin Zinsser

Austin grew up in Brooklyn, New York but has lived throughout the western U.S. studying geology, teaching, building houses and generally enjoying the scenery and recreational opportunities offered by the Rocky Mountains. Using his expertise in structural geology and statistics, he helps Midas Gold understand the natural resources available at the Stibnite Gold Project. In his free time, he enjoys backpacking to Idaho’s sparsely populated alpine lakes and hot springs.

COMPANY POLICIES

We are committed to workplace safety, environmental stewardship and supporting the community. We are committed to conducting our business transparently, honestly and with integrity.

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