Current Advisors 2018

 

Advisor Name

Company

Expertise

  • Jeff Baker
Precious Metals Warrants
Finance and Exploration
  • Dudley Pierce Baker
Consultant, Junior Mining News, Precious Metals Warrants
Finance
  • Brenda Barnes
AMEC & Wood
Environmental
  • Ruth Barnett
Consultant
Exploration
  • Jim Bradbury
Consultant
Metallurgy
  • David Cardenas
Cruz Roja
Exploration and Finance
  • Luis M. Chambel
Sínese 
Exploration
  • Yenlai Chee
ARANZ Geo Limited/Leapfrog
Exploration Software
  • Emile Courier
 
Environmental
  • Allen Gilmer
Drillinginfo
Oil and Gas
  • Grace Goodell
Retired
Social (CSR)
  • Tarek Ibrahim
Nuclear Materials Authority, Cairo, Egypt
Exploration
  • Mark Issacs
Consultant
Finance
  • Jose A. Leal Toriello
Ejjar Enterprizes LLC
Finance and Accounting
  • Janet Lee
Golden Predator Mining Corp.
Management and Social (SCR)
  • J. David Lowell
CIC Resources Inc, Lowell Copper Ltd
Exploration, Discovery and Management
  • Virgil Lueth
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
Exploration and Finance
  • Noel McAnulty
Consultant
Exploration, Discovery
  • Peter Megaw
MAG Silver Corp.
Exploration, Discovery and Management
  • Castulo Molina
Sr VP Coeur México in Coeur Mining, Inc.
Exploration, Management and Social
  • Guadalupe Saenz
ENRTY Envirosphere Geochemistry
Petroleum, Exploration and Environmental
  • William Sherrif
Golden Predator Mining Corp.
Exploration and Discovery
  • Miles L. Silberman
Consultant
Exploration
  • Rodney Thomas
Votorantim Metals Canada Inc.
Exploration, Management
  • Gavin Van Buuren
Consultant
Finance and Brokerage

 

CEGS Staff 2018

1. Director:   Dr. Philip C. Goodell

2. Associate Director: James Cearley

3. Assistant Director:   

4. Coordinator:   Roshelly Paliza

5. Documentarian:  Antonio Garcia

6. Assistant Documentarian

7. Librarian: 

8. Principal Assistants: 

 

CEGS Student Bios 

Alexandro Sandoval – Coordinator 
President of student organization
 

I am a graduate student at UTEP pursuing my MS in geology. I received my BS in geological sciences from UTEP as well. I have experience in porphyry and epithermal systems. I have industry experience in mining in the Sierra Madre Occidental in western Mexico and in the Sylvanite District in New Mexico.

Valeria Martinez – Principal Assistant

I am a Geological Sciences graduate student at UTEP. I am interested in HREE deposits from Sierra Blanca. I am interested in the mining industry mainly in metals, REE and gems. 

Daniel Gonzalez

I am a senior student at UTEP majoring in Geological Sciences. I am interested in geochemistry, primarily in the igneous minerals. I have a background in computers. I would like to teach science and/or math after I graduate. If I go to graduate school I want to work in geochemistry.
 

Jose Hamukwaya – Country Representative of Angola

I am studying geology at the University of Texas at El Paso. I am member of the Center for Entrepreneurial Geoscience Angolan Representative. I am from Angola, a country in West Africa. Primarily I was aspiring to be a petroleum geologist but later I found more interesting discovering and searching for mineral deposits. I changed my interest into economic geology with the guidance of my mentor Dr Goodell. I am currently studing mineral deposits with focus on Angola's untapped mineral resources.

James R. Armstrong

I am currently a Graduate Student in Geosciences at UTEP. I have over 15 years experience in geology and geotechnical projects in copper and gold open-pit and underground mining. I have retired from the US Army (active duty and reserves) and have a background in military engineering. Military experience consists of demolitions, heavy equipment, water exploration, and heavy construction stateside and overseas, including theaters of combat.
At present I am pursing a Master’s Degree in Geology with interests in the West Texas Uranium Province. I will return to open-pit and underground mining after finishing studies at UTEP.  

Joshua R. Peterson - Documentarian 
Vice President of student organization
 

My responsibilities include; maintaining and updating a physical and digital library of information, focusing on company activities, technology, country information, and resource specific data. As a US Army veteran my main duty station was Ft Bliss Texas, also serving terms in South Korea and Egypt. After being honorably discharged I settled with my wife and daughter here in El Paso, TX.  

Eric Bergersen

I am a graduate student pursuing my MS in geology here at UTEP. I have a BS in Geoscience from Texas A&M University. The last 2 years I have been working for an international consultant, Arcadis, working on primarily on refinery facilities participating in groundwater and advanced crude recovery techniques throughout the southwest United States. I am currently studying Geochemical Stratigraphy for petroleum exploration. I hope through the Center for Entrepreneurial Geosciences to aide my dream in one day owning my own exploration and production company.

Jose P. Cervantes

I am a senior student at UTEP majoring in Geological Sciences. I have an interest in geochemistry and the mining industry, particularly in Mexico. I am currently a student member of Society of Economic Geologists.
 

Joseph A. Cancellare – Principal Assistant

I conduct general research and liaison for the Center. I am a returning undergraduate student in Geology taking the suite of undergraduate geology courses with the objective of pursuing a graduate degree in the geosciences. Work experience includes a military career in Infantry and aviation and High School JROTC Instruction.

Liza P. Ortega – Principal Assistant

I am junior student at UTEP majoring in geological sciences. I am interested in economic geology. I am currently working on a senior project with Dr. Goodell with rhyodacites from the Sierra Madre Occidental western Mexico.

Matthew Lawhorn – Principal Assistant

I am an undergraduate student in Geological Sciences. I have found economic geology this year and have been getting steadily more involved by joining The Society of Economic Geology. I am also an editor for the UTEP SEG newsletter. I have moved all around Texas since I was a kid and have yet to find a part that is not interesting. 

 

 

 

 

Previous Staff and Positions

CEGS Staff 2017

1. Director:   Dr. Philip C. Goodell

2. Associate Director: James Cearley

3. Assistant Director:   

4. Coordinator:   Roshelly Paliza

5. Documentarian:  

6. Assistant Documentarian

7. Librarian: 

8. Principal Assistants: 

CEGS Staff 2016

1. Director:   Dr. Philip C. Goodell

2. Associate Director: James Cearley

3. Assistant Director:   Guadelupe Saenz

4. Coordinator:   Roshelly Paliza

5. Documentarian:   Josh Peterson

6. Assistant Documentarian

7. Librarian: 

8. Principal Assistants: Jose A. Garcia, Rocio Ferron, Joe Cancellare.

 
Positions within the Center,2014, were occupied as follows:
  1. Director: Dr. Philip C. Goodell
  2. Associate Director:  James Cearley
  3. Assistant Director: Dr. Guadalupe Saenz
  4. Coordinator: J. Mickey Merguerian
  5. Documentarian: Josh Peterson
  6. Principal Assistants(PA): Dr. Carlos Martínez P., Cástulo Molina, Martin Sandoval, Víctor Ávila, Manuel Moncada.
  7. Students: Yvette Pereyra, Antonio Ramirez, Mickey Merguerian, Josh Petersen, & others
  8. Faculty Advisors: Dr. Nick Pingitore, Dr. Kate Giles, and Dept. of Geological Sciences
  9. Industry Advisory Committee: Dr. Peter Megaw, Dr. Guadlupe Saenz, William Sherrif, Mark Issacs, & others.
  10. Student Advisory Committee:
  11. Affiliates:
 
 
 
 

Goal for funding the Center:  $2 Million.

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