Developing a World-class Lithium Deposit for Expanding Markets

An updated mineral resource estimate was completed on the PAK Lithium Project as part of the concluded Pre-Feasibility study in 2018, further confirming the project’s world-class lithium grades and large tonnage potential, with the ability to be easily grown when required.

In 2016 Houston Lake Mining was officially renamed Frontier Lithium. The former trade name and stock symbol was Houston Lake Mining Inc. (TSXV: HLM). Today, the company trades as Frontier Lithium (TSXV: FL)

Our Lithium Experts

Michael Tamlin

Michael Tamlin, Director

Michael Tamlin has more than 25 years of commercial and technical experience in mining, milling and hydrometallurgy with significant expertise in lithium and tantalum concentrates and chemicals. His lithium experience covers the development of the Chinese chemical and global technical spodumene markets for the Greenbushes Mine in Western Australia which currently controls an estimated 95 percent of lithium mineral supply, the Zhangjiagang Lithium Carbonate Project and the Rincon Brine Project. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Neometals, an ASX-listed company which is preparing for the start of production of its Mt. Marion Lithium Mine in Western Australia and is conducting feasibility of a lithium hydroxide plant. Tamlin brings extensive experience in the development of both hard rock and brine lithium projects, lithium supply negotiations, lithium markets and management at executive level with significant lithium producers.

Peter Vanstone

Peter Vanstone, P.Geo., Advisory Board

Peter Vanstone maintains specialized experience in rare metals with over 30 years of lithium, tantalum, and cesium exploration and mine production in the Canadian Shield. He is a former Chief Geologist for the Tantalum Mining Corporation of Canada (Tanco). The Tanco Mine is located in southeastern Manitoba and was a lithium mineral concentrate producer from 1986 until operations were suspended in 2009. Tanco was also a tantalum mineral concentrate producer until March 2013, and continues to produce cesium formate products.

Our Board of Directors

Reginald F. (Rick) Walker

Reginald F. (Rick) Walker, Chairman of the Board

Rick Walker has been the owner/operator of Consbec Inc. since 1975. Consbec is the largest surface drilling and blasting contractor in North America and the only private Canadian company who manufactures and transports bulk explosives. Mr. Walker has extensive experience in open pit mining, quarry and construction. Mr. Walker’s open pit experience involves pit design, government regulatory requirements, high tonnage production, dilution, wall and drainage control. Mr. Walker is a member of the International Society of Explosive Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. The Walker family maintains approximately 20% of the outstanding shares of Frontier Lithium.

John G. Kelly P

John G. Kelly P. Eng., Director

Mr. Kelly has been with Inco Ltd. of Sudbury since 1970. In 1989 Mr. Kelly was named Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering and in 1991 he was appointed Vice President of Mining, Ontario Division. After retiring in 1998 he became President of JGK Mining Services, a mining consultancy based in Sudbury, Ontario. Mr. Kelly is a Professional Engineer and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Ernest (Ernie) Marcotte

Ernest (Ernie) Marcotte, P.Eng, FCIM, Director

Mr. Marcotte has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry involving metallurgical and mining operations, environmental control, mineral processing, research and development, design engineering, plant commissioning and corporate management. He has extensive experience in gold, uranium, nickel-copper and platinum-palladium operations. He has served in various senior management and engineering capacities which include Mill Superintendent, General Mine Manager and Vice President. Over a forty year period, Mr. Marcotte has worked for a number of successful mining companies: Denison, East Malartic Gold, Upper Canada Gold, Falconbridge, Pamour, MacIsaac (INCO Shebandowan Operation) and North American Palladium. As Vice President Mining for North American Palladium and Vice President and General Manager Mining Operations for the Lac Des Iles Mine he was instrumental in the initial commissioning and progressive improvement of the mine amd mill operations. Mr. Marcotte has served as Senior Metallurgist for SNC Lavalin, Engineers and Constructors. He served as Vice President of Operations for Mustang Minerals Corp where his primary focus was fast tracking the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) and Pre-Feasibility Study and initiated the Bankable Feasibility for the Maskwa Ni-Cu-PGE Project in Manitoba.

Mike Koziol

Mike Koziol, P.Geo, P.Eng, Director

Mr. Koziol serves as the President and Director of Alto Ventures Ltd. and resides in Sudbury, Ontario. Alto Ventures Ltd. (Alto) is a Canadian gold exploration company with projects in Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba. Mr. Koziol is a geologist with over 35 years of experience exploring for gold and base metals in the Canadian Shield. He played key roles in a number of gold and base metals discoveries during his career with Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation and Cameco Gold Inc., including the McIlvenna Bay Copper-Zinc deposit, Saskatchewan, and the Comtois and Destiny gold deposits in Quebec. During his tenure as District Geologist from 1996 to 2002, Mr. Koziol was responsible for all exploration activities carried out by Cameco Gold Inc. in Eastern Canada, where he evaluated, acquired, and managed a number of gold exploration projects in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. While at Alto Mike has acquired a number of high potential gold projects in Quebec and Ontario and is working to advance them. Mr. Koziol graduated with a BSc degree in Geological Sciences from McGill University in 1978 and holds a number of professional and technical memberships including the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (P. Geo.), and the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (P. Eng.). Mr Koziol also is a member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

Bruce C. Barker

Bruce C. Barker LL.B., Director

Mr. Barker is a Partner of Bennett Jones LLP, a leading Canadian law firm. Mr. Barker practices corporate law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, banking and corporate finance, and recently co-chaired the firm’s Corporate Department. Mr. Barker has represented institutional lenders and investors of all types, including the major Canadian banks, many of the United States and European money center banks, bond holders, hedge funds and a global American financial services company. Lexpert included him among the Top 100 Creative Lawyers in Canada.</p><p class=“light grey”>Mr. Barker is a member of the advisory council of the Morissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, Richard Ivey School of Business. He is a past member of the editorial board of the Banking and Finance Law Journal and was an instructor in the Master of Laws program at Osgoode Hall Law School where he taught international banking and finance law.

John R. Didone

John R. Didone, CPA, CA, CMA, LPA, HBCOMM, Director

Mr. Didone is a Partner at SRWC LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants based out of Sudbury, Canada. He has been with the firm since 1980 and over this time has gained considerable insight of business affairs, in particular his demonstrated experience offering professional advice on the expansion of national companies. Mr. Didone is in touch with the Frontier’s strategic goals, our staged growth strategy and he has experience working with mining and construction sectors. He graduated from Laurentian University’s Commerce program earning an H.B.Com and maintains designations and/or certifications as a CPA, CA, CMA, and LPA.

Our Executive Leadership Team

Trevor R. Walker

Trevor R. Walker, MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer

Trevor R. Walker is the President and CEO of Frontier Lithium. Walker joined Frontier Lithium in 2010, and since then he has played a key strategic role in focusing the company on its PAK Lithium deposit in Northwestern Ontario. Under his leadership he has increased the company’s overall readiness to develop its world-class lithium deposit, advanced global-minded marketing activities, and bridged partnerships to bring Canada’s newest lithium mine project on line. Prior to joining the company, Walker was Vice President of the Consbec Group of Companies where he accumulated 10 years of experience in mining and construction industry. During his tenure at Consbec, he worked closely with companies such as GoldCorp, Rio Tinto, Westdome, Barrick, Noranda, Agrium and Unimin as well as other major companies. Walker holds an honours BA from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from Webster University Geneva, Switzerland.

Garth Drever

Garth Drever, P.Eng, P.Geo, Vice President, Exploration

Garth Drever is a geologist with over 35 years of mineral exploration experience primarily with Cameco Corporation. He specializes in innovative technologies for detecting ore bodies and has worked on many uranium deposits worldwide. His past experience as an exploration geologist has included positions as Senior Geologist, District Geologist for Cameco Corporation. Drever began his career with the Geological Survey of Saskatchewan managing geochemical and geophysical programs exploring for uranium in Northern Saskatchewan. From 2001 to 2007, he played a key role in the development of Cameco’s global exploration portfolio with experience in the USA, Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe. More recently he worked as exploration manager for Uravan Minerals, and as VP of Raven Minerals Corp., a private uranium exploration company. He holds a B.Sc in geology from the University of Regina and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, and the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

Gordon MacKay

Gordon MacKay, Advisory Board

Mr. MacKay has over 30 years of experience working in all aspects of mineral exploration and development from exploration technology research to mine closure and reclamation. Most recently from 2013 to 2018 Mr. MacKay acted as the Director of Mineral Development and Lands Branch in Ontario where he led all aspects of mineral exploration and mine regulation, implementing a permitting regime for mineral exploration in Ontario. He restructured how Ontario reviews mine closure plans bringing an increased level of technical expertise and credibility. Mr. MacKay believes in building projects that respect and protect the environment and to work with Indigenous Peoples to ensure their full support and partnership in any projects within their traditional territories.

Bora Ugurgel

Bora Ugurgel, MBA, Manager, Investor Relations + Communications

Bora Ugurgel has been working in the mining research and service and supply industry since 2009. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of the Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) and the Chief Operating Officer for the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation. Ugurgel has significant experience in the financial and technical needs of a start-up business and has developed close collaborations with all stakeholders including mining companies, government and innovators from the private and public sectors. He holds an MBA from Laurentian University and is the recipient of the CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award. Ugurgel now manages investor relations and communications for Frontier Lithium.

Bob McLean

Robert J McLean, CHRP,CHRL, Advisory Board

Mr McLean brings 35 years of mining experience as a development & production superintendent and mine manager as well as 15 years of experience in labour relations, safety, human resources management and administration.


  • PDAC

    Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

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  • OPA

    Ontario Prospectors Association

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  • CIM

    Canadian Institute
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    Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association

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A Canadian Lithium Company developing a World-Class Deposit.