Gerry Carlson's career has spanned four decades of precious and base metal exploration throughout the Americas, focused on Yukon and northern British Columbia. His career has included independent consulting assignments and management of exploration programs for both junior and major mining companies. He is President and CEO of Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd., a junior explorer with gold and copper projects in British Columbia and Yukon and a board member of Almaden Minerals Ltd., developing the Ixtaca gold-silver project in Mexico. He is a past President of AMEBC (formerly the British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines). He is a recipient of the SEG's Ralph Marsden Award for distinguished service and CIM's J.C. Sproule Award for the advancement of geology and mineral exploration in the Yukon.