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American West has established a North American Advisory Team to provide the Board with high-quality objective advice and recommendations. The members of the North American Advisory Team are based either in the USA or Canada and have extensive experience in the North American resources sector.

  • Rocky Pray

    VP Operations

    More than 30 years of engineering and project development focused on mining projects across several jurisdictions in the USA and abroad, including 12 years with Newmont Mining where he served as Project Study Director, Project Manager, and Consulting Mine Engineer Rocky has a successful track record directing teams to safely build new mines, and expand existing mines on schedule and under budget. Rocky is a senior mining professional with expertise in pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, Federal and State permitting, environmental management mine operations, project engineering and construction.

    Registered with the US Society of Mining Engineers and holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Geological Engineer) from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

  • Thomas Ullrich


    Mr Ullrich has more than 25 years’ experience in mineral exploration and geoscience. A former Chief Geologist North America for Antofagasta Minerals plc for five years, investigating copper potential throughout Alaska and Canada.

    Currently CEO of Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. Mr. Ullrich also established the Ar-Ar geochronology lab at the University of British Columbia and is an Elected Director on the Board of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC.