Travis Naugle brings seasoned expertise in copper, gold, and strategic metals, with over 25 years of experience discovering and developing natural resource assets. As an underground miner early in his career, he gained first-hand knowledge of mine operations and has since managed complex mining projects across the discovery, engineering, construction and production cycle - in locales like the Western U.S., Alaska, Eurasia and Russia.
Through Falcon Copper Corp, Travis now leads efforts to advance the discovery and development of copper deposits in Nevada, Arizona, Montana and Alaska. Current joint ventures negotiated by Travis include operating partnerships with leading miners Rio Tinto and Freeport-McMoRan. Notably, he negotiated a joint venture and bilateral treaty enabling a China SOE to invest in a strategic Russia gold asset - underscoring his ability to navigate geopolitical factors.
A licensed Professional Engineer, Travis received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from Montana Tech, and is a Qualified Person (QP-MMSA) - Mine Valuation & Finance.