Judd B. Merrill; age 49; Director since September 2020, Mr. Merrill has extensive Nevada-based mining industry experience, most recently with Klondex Mines Ltd., (before its acquisition by Hecla Mining), Comstock Mining Inc., from 2011 to 2017, including as its Chief Financial Officer, Fronteer Gold Inc. and Newmont Mining Corp., acquired by Fronteer, and all publicly-traded, nationally-listed companies. Mr. Merrill also spent six years with Deloitte & Touche LLP, working in financial accounting, reporting, auditing, internal control evaluations, and a broad range of corporate financial activities.

Mr. Merrill is currently Chief Financial Officer of Aqua Metals, Inc. since November 2018. Aqua Metals is reinventing lead recycling with its patented and patent-pending AquaRefining™ technology. These systems reduce environmental impact and scale lead acid recycling production capacity. Mr. Merrill is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Washington University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno.