DEEP’S Board of Directors::
Kirsten Marcia, P. Geo., Director, President & CEO
Kirsten Marcia is the founder of DEEP and its President and CEO. Ms. Marcia is a geology graduate from the University of Saskatchewan and a Professional Geoscientist, registered in the Province of Saskatchewan. She has worked in the exploration industry for 20 years for commodities including diamonds, gold and base metals, coal, uranium, and oil and gas. Her past experience was focused in Saskatchewan and Alberta for Canadian TSX-listed companies including the position of Vice President of Exploration for Wescan Goldfields Inc., a Saskatchewan gold and coal exploration company; Director of Investor Relations for Vena Resources, a Peruvian mining company; and Exploration Manager for Shore Gold Inc., a Saskatchewan diamond exploration and development company. Ms. Marcia considers herself a resource entrepreneur who has participated in the formation and early stage development of Saskatchewan resource companies.
Ronald A. Carson, Director
Mr. Ron Carson founded Carson Energy Services Ltd. (CES) in 1974 based in Lampman, Saskatchewan. CES grew to be one of Saskatchewan’s largest private companies engaged in energy services with over 1,000 employees, and operations in 14 locations covering the major energy plays in the Prairie Provinces. CES offered pipeline construction, fabrication, civil and facility construction, oilfield maintenance, pipeline integrity, horizontal directional drilling, trucking, and environmental and safety sales and services. It was CES’s well respected safety performance, outstanding employees, strategic services and operations, and strong customer service which provided a platform for Flint URS to expand its energy services reach in Saskatchewan and Manitoba with the acquisition of CES in 2011. CES has been named in Saskatchewan’s Top 100 Companies by Saskatchewan Business Magazine four years in a row (2008 to 2011). Mr. Carson was recognized as the Ernst & Young 2009 Prairies Region Entrepreneur of the Year for energy services and the Oilman of the Year in 1997. In 2011 Mr. Carson received Saskatchewan’s highest honour, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (SOM).
Wade MacBain, Director
Mr. MacBain’s background and education is in finance. Mr. MacBain owned Matrix Financial, Saskatchewan’s only local investment dealer for 20 years, which was sold to Raymond James Securities. He has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for various public and private companies since 2002. He is currently the Director of Investor Relations for Pacific Western Bank (now Versa Bank), raising Tier 1 capital for Canada’s 10th largest Schedule 1 Bank. Mr. MacBain has been involved with DEEP as a founding shareholder, Director of Corporate Development, and currently serving as a director to assist the board and CEO to develop Canada’s first Geothermal Power Project.
Mr. Mattern is the President of MPM Construction Ltd. Graduating from SIAST Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw in 1994, Mike became a Civil Engineering Technologist. He is registered with the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologist and Technician’s Society (SASTT) as an Applied Science Technologist (A.SC. T). Mr. Mattern’s construction company conducts materials testing, drafting, survey and layout, subdivision and building design, contract administration, project management and land development. Mr. Mattern has been involved in a variety of roles in the engineering and construction fields such as materials testing, drafting, survey and layout, subdivision and building design, contract administration and project management and land development.
Mr. Thomas is the Vice President of MPM Construction Ltd. and has extensive global experience in construction. Educated in England and Canada, with over 20 years’ experience in construction, he has overseen large scale projects such as major infrastructure and civils projects, wind farm projects, high rise buildings, and schools. Mr. Thomas has also built Arabic palaces throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. As part of his travels he has also overseen the construction of several thousand low income houses in Latin America for various governments. Mr. Thomas created and designed a North African water construction project so that every 100km, reservoirs would be built and water piped from ocean desalination plants. His geothermal experience includes a project for Molay Yacob with wells 1500 and 1700m deep, and temperatures of 54˚C. In Phase 2 at Fes Morocco, Mr. Thomas drilled wells to 2700m with 123˚C temperatures and a geothermal energy pipeline plan was initiated.