Idaho Board

Our Perpetua Resources Idaho, Inc. Board of Directors represents a cross section of perspectives and experiences in Idaho.  Their role is to lead the Stibnite Gold Project in a manner that reflects the values and needs of Valley County and Idaho.

Don Bailey

Board Chairman


Don has a very personal connection to Stibnite. Soon after he was born, his mother brought him to join the rest of his family in the vibrant mining town where he spent his childhood in the 1930s and 1940s. After serving on the McCall City Council, including two terms as Mayor, Don is ready to help restore Stibnite to its former glory – bringing in hundreds of jobs for Idahoans in the process and providing the funding needed to fix the environmental legacies of previous mining generations.

Laurel Sayer

Board Member, President & CEO


Laurel is the uniting force of the company. A lifelong advocate for conservation, she is passionate about protecting the environment, bringing that to her role as CEO and President of Perpetua Resources. She is very hands-on and committed to helping guide the future of the Stibnite Gold Project. She has spent more than two decades working on national resource issues with Congressman Mike Simpson and Senator Mike Crapo. Laurel has a proven track record of creating meaningful relationships and delivering results while working with local, state and federal government agencies. Laurel believes strongly that Industry and the environment can and must work together to restore a site, improve the economy of a rural community, and attract a workforce that believes in the same values. Laurel loves spending time in Idaho’s beautiful outdoors making memories with her family.

Bob Barnes

Board Member


Bob is driven by the motto “do it right.” When Bob saw the opportunity to develop a project with economic and environmental potential he came out of retirement to help gather and lead the team that could do it right. In guiding Perpetua Resources, Bob sees the big picture. He has brought projects from exploration to mining and all the way through to reclamation and Bob will use this experience to bring the Stibnite Gold Project to life.

Anne Labelle

Board Member


Anne believes the best plans are built through collaboration. Whether a project is creating maps as a geologist exploring the high arctic of Canada or developing sustainability practices in the remote mountains of Idaho, Anne always starts by listening. When she’s not traveling the state gathering input on Perpetua Resources' project, Anne is tending to her organic garden, riding her bicycle on the greenbelt or riding her motorcycle along winding mountain roads.

Scotty Davenport

Board Member


Scotty knows business and understands the benefit Perpetua Resources can have in the community. As a founding member of the Valley County Economic Development Council and a leader with the Cascade and McCall Chambers of Commerce, Scotty wants to see the Valley County economy, job market and community continue to thrive. Scotty owns several retail stores and businesses in Valley County. He is passionate about renewable energy and is dedicated to connecting communities to geothermal energy.

Frank Eld

Board Member


Frank is a native Idahoan who cares deeply about protecting his home state for future generations. He is the founder of Historic Roseberry Museum and is widely known for restoring buildings and supporting environmental causes. Serving on the Perpetua Resources Board fits perfectly with Frank’s philosophy of taking care of the environment. Frank served two terms as a Valley County Commissioner and was also on the McCall-Donnelly School Board and represented Valley County on the Central District Health Board. He currently serves on the board of Preservation Idaho.

Ronn Julian

Board Member


Ronn was born and raised on a livestock ranch in Wyoming. After receiving both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Range Science from the University of Wyoming, he spent several years at Kemmerer Coal Company before going on to spend more than three decades with the U. S. Forest Service. He worked in the Shoshone National Forest, Nebraska National Forest and was the District Ranger in the Boise National Forest. Ronn's knowledge of local and regional issues in Idaho, along with the regulatory requirements, add an important dimension to Perpetua Resources' work in Idaho.

April Whitney

Board Member


April doesn’t sit on the sidelines. You can find her out on the slopes skiing, hiking in Idaho’s backcountry, working in her garden or spending time with her husband and daughter. When April learned about the Stibnite Gold Project, she realized this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a mining company to restore an area in need of repair and decided she needed to get involved. As a board member, she wants to make sure the voices of the community are heard and that people have the information they need about Perpetua Resources' future plans. April lives in McCall and works as the communications director for Brundage Mountain Resort.

Andrew Mentzer

Board Member


As an Idaho native and avid fisherman, Andrew cares deeply about protecting Idaho’s waterways and restoring previously disturbed lands. He joined the Perpetua Resources Board because he would like to see native fish populations able to migrate back to their spawning grounds on the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River and believes Perpetua can make it happen. Andrew is the executive director of the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council and coordinator of the College of Western Idaho’s ApprenticeshipIdaho program. Outside of work, you can find Andrew, his wife and dog mountain biking, trail running, skiing, or fishing off the beaten path.

Shauna Arnold

Board Member


Residents in Cascade know if they ever need help, Shauna will be one of the first ones there. She loves serving her community and joined the Perpetua Resources Board to ensure Cascade had a voice in the Stibnite Gold Project. She is the eyes and ears of the community and helps residents learn more about the project and how they can get involved. As an Idaho-native, Shauna is excited to be part of a project that transforms an area in need of repair and leaves a positive legacy for future generations. When Shauna isn’t volunteering or working as a massage therapist, you can often find her hiking, spending time in her garden or with her husband and two children.

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