For Contour's management group, health and safety is the basic value that underlines everything we do. The only real measure of our company's success is when all our employees and contractors return from work safe and healthy.

At Contour, we consistently monitor and strive to improve our safety performance. Ensuring our employees return home in the same condition as when they arrived at work, is one of our most fundamental obligations to each other, and one which clearly demonstrates our Guiding Principle: our employees are our most important asset.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the highest quality service in the safest and most professional manner possible.

Integrity, Hard Work, Safety, and Service – ALWAYS!


Have a positive impact on our industry’s safety and quality levels by setting the standard.

We can do this when we:

  • Deliver reliable service

  • Take ownership in everything

  • Commit to continuous improvement

  • Build a positive team environment


  • Integrity

  • Hard Work

  • Safety

  • Adaptable

  • Service

  • Respect



Jim is a passionate Explorationist with more than 35 years experience in grassroots mining exploration. He's been a claim staker, line cutter, dirt-bagger, prospector, drillers' helper, placer miner, camp carpenter, extreme pad builder, program lead and project manager.

He has walked thousands of kms conducting MAG, VLF, and HLEM surveys. He has searched for base and precious metals in 10 countries and has supervised mineral exploration programs in BC, Yukon, NT, Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Labrador, Alaska, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Mexico, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Argentina.

Managing Partner


Michael has over 13 years of experience in Mining Exploration, which initially began as a summer job during his university years. Over time, this opportunity transformed into a full-fledged career, igniting a deep passion for the industry. He has dedicated the majority of his career to constructing drill and helicopter pads in remote regions of British Columbia, Yukon, and Nunavut. Additionally, Michael has valuable experience in managing camps, overseeing drill programs, cutting seismic lines, clearing sites, and tackling various challenges that arise during projects.

He looks forward to assisting clients in accomplishing their project goals while maintaining a strong commitment to safety and efficiency.

Managing Partner


Senior Project Manager

Brett, hailing from Kitselas, BC, boasts an impressive 15-year track record in mining exploration. He is a seasoned crew leader, having successfully led teams in various locations, including Alaska, Yukon, and BC.

Over the past 14 years, Brett has developed his expertise in constructing drill pads across diverse environments, including steep rocky terrain, high Arctic tundra, intertidal zones, permafrost, swamps, and more.

Beyond his construction skills, He is recognized as an excellent mentor. Brett's competence, intelligence, and adeptness as a problem solver make him an asked for by name, dependable, solution-oriented project lead.


Can't wait to help you with your exploration program or geotechnical site evaluation.