Management Team

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Cal Everett

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Everett is a geologist with more than 14 years of surface and underground exploration experience with senior mining companies. He moved to the financial sector in 1990, and spent 12 years with BMO Nesbitt Burns focused on resource equities, and seven years with PI Financial Corp. in senior resource institutional sales and capital markets. From 2008 to 2015, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Axemen Resource Capital. Mr. Everett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economic Geology from the University New Brunswick. 

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Moira Smith

Ph.D., P.Geo.
Vice President, Exploration and Geoscience

Formerly Chief Geologist, Nevada, for Fronteer Gold, Dr. Smith was instrumental in the successful advancement of Long Canyon, Fronteer Gold’s flagship project. She developed an understanding of the geology and controls on mineralization at Long Canyon, and built the geological model for ongoing exploration and resource growth. Prior to Fronteer Gold, she served as U.S. Exploration Manager, Senior Geologist and Project Manager for Teck where she managed exploration programs for several high-profile, advanced-stage projects throughout the Americas, including the 5.5 million ounce Pogo gold deposit, now in production; the 1.5 billion tonne Petaquilla Cu-Mo-Au porphyry deposit in Panama; and the 3.5 million ounce El Limon gold deposit in Mexico. Dr. Smith has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Arizona and is a P.Geo. (British Columbia). She has held board or executive positions with numerous industry associations and is currently a Councilor and Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.


John Wenger

Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Wenger worked for Ernst & Young LLP Chartered Accountants from 2001 to 2011, where he acquired considerable experience in financial reporting for both Canadian and U.S. publicly listed companies, primarily in the mining industry. As a manager within the assurance practice of Ernst & Young, Mr.Wenger is well versed in the requirements of complex regulatory environments, and the requirements of Canadian GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. His responsibilities included implementing and testing internal controls, conducting IFRS conversion advisory services, and leading the audits of numerous publicly-listed  multinational mining companies. Mr. Wenger has been a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia since 2006.

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Evelyn Cox

B.Sc. (Geology)
Director, Corporate Communications

Ms. Cox brings over 15 years of experience in the public markets within the mineral exploration sector. In her role, Ms. Cox will be responsible for developing and managing Pilot Gold’s communication activities. Prior to joining Pilot Gold, Ms. Cox was VP Corporate Communications at Alderon Iron Ore Corp and King & Bay West, a management services company within the mining sector. Ms. Cox received her B.Sc. (Honours) in Geology from the University of British Columbia and has completed the Economic Guidelines for Mineral Exploration Course at Queen’s University.