About Us

Multi-faceted, the Brooks & Nelson team holds over 50 years of cumulative Mining and Natural Resources recruiting experience. This life-long experience brings a face to a name and is backed by years of successful placements.

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

An energetic and fast-moving Human Resource Professional with over 10 years of experience in the mining industry with a strong work ethic, strong business acumen, dedication to continuous improvement, and maximization of human capital to deliver superior results. Teryn has worked at both Barrick Gold and later, Newmont as a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist. Teryn’s extensive experience supporting the recruitment, selection, assessment, and delivery 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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Alexandra Jensen

Alexandra Jensen

A mining wife and part of a family with multi-generational mining experience, Ali grew up in an iron and copper rich mining community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ali brings her heart to working with Brooks & Nelson to effectively communicate with clients and potential talent. Ali specializes in communicating highly technical information in an approachable manner. Ali has worked for a Mining and Natural Resource Industry Non-Profit for Mining and Geology Education Outreach in Vancouver, Canada. Having lived in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, Ali is a connection to mineral rich countries.

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