Mr. Kern is currently the president of MinQuest, Inc., and prior to joining MinQuest he was a principal in the companies BristleCone Ventures, LP, Geo Surveys, and Sierra VisionLaunch, LLC. In addition, Mr. Kern has held executive and management level positions in companies such as Western North America North Mining, Inc., Homestake Mining Company, Superior Oil, and U.S. Geological Survey. Mr. Kern's areas of expertise include establishing base and precious metal exploration programs throughout North America, with an emphasis on Western U.S., Mexico, Honduras and Panama. He has also managed significant gold and copper exploration projects situated in W. U.S., Australia, Mexico, and Ecuador, including some minor work in New Guinea, Malaysia, China and Fiji. Mr. Kern has strong analytical skills and has proven success in developing various mining ventures.
Mr. Kern has a Masters of Science Degree in Geology from Idaho State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Montana State University in Geology. In addition, Mr. Kern has published a Thesis titled: "Geology and Economic Deposits of the Slate Creek Area, Custer County, Idaho."