Experienced Professional Staff:

Mark Arnold, C.P.G., R.G.
Director. Mr. Arnold is a certified and registered professional geologist and geochemist with 30 years of experience in mining and oil and gas exploration including environmental project work in more that 40 countries. His experience includes precious and base metals, industrial minerals, energy minerals, and oil and gas investigations. Previously, Mr. Arnold served as a geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and as Exploration Manager for DRX, Inc., Westland Minerals, and Micronesian Mineral Resources. He holds a B.S. in Geology from Indiana University. Mr. Arnold is also the President and CEO of Royalty Exploration, LLC.

Grant Tonkin, R.G.
Director. Mr. Tonkin is a registered geologist with 35 years of combined experience in field geology and business management consulting. He has planned, budgeted, and managed various surface and underground, precious- and base-metal projects, as well as coal exploration projects. He has been involved in project management, productivity/efficiency analyses, employee relations, implementation of management reporting systems, cost and staffing analyses, budgeting, and other financial and operation-related items required in operating a variety of organizations.  He also has been responsible for negotiating contracts, acquiring bonds, and securing insurance. In addition to the minerals industry, Mr. Tonkin has worked in the banking industry both as an employee and a consultant. Previously, Mr. Tonkin served as senior geologist for Resource Exploration. He worked at for Colorado National Bankshares, Inc. and was a consultant to the banking industry from 1985 to 1992. He holds a B.S. in Geology from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. Tonkin is also the CFO of Royalty Exploration, LLC.

Ric Harshman
Vice President. Mr. Harshman is a shareholder of AGS and serves as Vice President. Mr. Harshman founded LPR Energy, an oil and gas exploration company which owned gas fields in Kentucky and Tennessee. He has over 25 years experience in the electrical field which has resulted in significant projects with Kennecott Utah Copper Smelter, the Northfork Hydroelectric Plant in Oregon, the Denver International Airport, and the U.S. Army at Fort Riley Kansas.

Anne Liebold, GISP
Ms. Liebold is a certified GIS professional and geologist with over 30 years experience in environmental remediation, oil and gas, and mineral exploration. She has extensive experience with project management and implementation, database design, workflow design, operational procedures, GIS software, and software designed for the mining and oil and gas industries. Previously, Ms. Liebold worked for several organizations, including the U.S. Geological Survey, Tetra Tech EMI, Camp Dresser McKee Federal, and Westmont Mining. She holds a B.A. in Geology from Colorado College and an M.S. in Geology from Colorado School of Mines. 
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