Michael Allen is the president, CEO and director of Northern Empire Resources. He is a professional geologist with 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He has extensive experience in project evaluation, recently reviewing in excess of 400 gold projects worldwide. This effort led Allen to identify and negotiate the purchase of the Sterling Gold Project. Allen has a strong technical background having explored for gold in Nevada, the Arctic, British Columbia and Ontario. He has worked in both open-pit and underground mines, as well as managing the construction of new mines and exploration crews. For the last several years Allen has spent his time in Nevada where he was part of a team that advanced a gold project through permitting and a positive pre-feasibility study. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Alberta.