Management

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill is a Mining Engineer who started her career with Shell Mining Company.  She moved into the waste industry for BFI, managing closure projects, EH&S, then into managing hazardous waste landfills at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  She then returned to BFI as their landfill sales manager.  Contributing to her alma mater, Jill spent three years fundraising for SDSM&T, focusing on the mining sector.  She then segued into recruiting in the mining industry with Downing Teal in Denver in 2008.  In 2016 Lois Brooks and Jill Nelson started Brooks & Nelson to provide exceptional, client-tailored recruiting. Matching top end talent to the right opportunity with our clients is Jill's passion.

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Teryn Faiman

Teryn Faiman

Teryn is an energetic and fast-moving Human Resource Professional with a strong work ethic, strong business acumen, and maximization of human capital. Teryn graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelors in Business Administration. She has worked at both Barrick Gold and later, Newmont as a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist. Teryn’s extensive experience supporting the recruitment and selection of exceptional talent sets her among the top recruiters for the Mining and Natural Resources industry. In her most recent role, she led Nevada Gold Mines performance management and succession planning. Teryn is a second-generation miner who understands what drives success at every level.

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Maurene Martin

Maurene Martin

An authentic and detail-oriented accountant, Maurene spent her career before joining Brooks & Nelson in the non-profit religious sector. Maurene now lends her expertise to Brooks & Nelson for financial analysis of timing, completion, and repeat business. Her inquisitive nature and attention to detail uncovered her unique quality in researching our clients and prospective candidates -- her natural intuitiveness serves the company well in a researcher capacity. Maurene enjoys learning about the natural resources sector and has a passion for people.

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Jerry Gauntt

Jerry Gauntt

Jerry is a highly experienced and recognized mining professional, trained as a mineral economist at Penn State. During his career, Jerry has worked at Rio Tinto (Luzenac), ASARCO, Imerys and Rocky Mountain Energy primarily selling a wide variety of metals and industrial minerals. His recent consulting role include a lengthy service with Marston & Marston, which merged into Golder Associates. In addition to leading mining business development activities, his consulting experience also includes assisting numerous clients with due diligence reviews involving mineral investments.

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Ashley Newman

Ashley Newman

Ashley attended New Mexico State University, majoring in Business Administration and Marketing, minoring in Advertising. She gained her education to benefit their family owned business. She has led the development of their marketing strategy and execution of various protocols that have increased the overall growth and success of the business. Ashley now lends her expertise to Brooks & Nelson as their Marketing and Social Media Specialist to develop our brand in a positive, authentic way that will connect with and attract current and future clients.

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