Mr. Bonner received an Honours Geology from St. Mary’s University in Halifax and Master’s Degrees in both Applied Science and Urban and Rural Planning from Dalhousie University, Halifax. He is a professional geologist, a Fellow of Geoscientists Canada, and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists. He worked in the Nova Scotia government for 22 years where he initiated projects in environmental geology, land reclamation, and public safety. He also worked with numerous communities to manage risks to their drinking water supplies. Mr. Bonner left government work in 2007 to become vice-president of Silvore Fox Minerals Corp. (formerly TSXV: SFX). In 2010 he entered the consulting field where he focused on environmental management, corporate social responsibility, and community engagement.