Mr. Wheeler is a Professional Mining Engineer with 17 years of experience in operations and senior project engineering roles. Before joining Surge, Mr. Wheeler spent ten years with Treasury Metals Inc., where he led multiple technical programs including resource estimates, design inputs and project management to advance Treasury’s project from a maiden resource to a PFS level of study, and technical due diligence in support of growth-focused acquisitions. In this role, Mr. Wheeler also led the start to finish completion of a Canadian Federal EA process including all technical aspects, scoping and execution of baseline work, and engagement with multiple Indigenous Nations. Earlier in his career, he held mining engineering roles at Teck's Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile, and Barrick's Williams Hemlo gold mine in Ontario. Mr. Wheeler holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.