Field Team

Emma Cieslak-Jones

Author of the geology blog known as EmGems which focuses on geoscience communication across numerous social media platforms. Hosts a successful 'Fossil Friday' YouTube series which has reached nearly 450,000 people worldwide to date. Holds a first class honors degree in Geology & Oceanography - and is about to finish an international joint masters degree in Geoconservation. Basically I just really love rocks!

Andres Cruz

Production Manager
Hello, I create the videos.

Rafaela Vargas

Since graduating from the University of Guadalajara, Rafaela has practiced as a professional photographer for more than 8 years around the city, and alongside Spotlight Mining's field team for 2 years internationally. Her inspiration comes from capturing the unrepeatable moments that make up who we are, recording snapshots of extraordinary people and reimagining the processes behind every day actions and objects.

Sofia Galogaza

Sofia is a commercial videographer, with a background in marketing she concentrates on the viewer and target audience to increase the watch time. A cinematography lover she brings her passion for art to life in the moment when it's time to press record.

Corporate Team

Liam Hardy

Managing Director
Liam currently manages the Galicia Resource Group, owners of the 'Spotlight Mining' brand. Through it's subsidiaries, GRG currently have mineral exploration projects in Finland, Austria and Liberia, and are expanding rapidly to take advantage of the demand for ESG positive mining targets in stable and safe jurisdictions.

Sam Pettit

Web Manager
Sam is a technology consultant and web developer with cross sector experience. He enjoys solving technical problems for people, by working together with great people.

Daniela Fernandes

Senior Account Manager
Daniela has been with Spotlight Mining since 2020. With a background in marketing and social media management, you can always find her chasing the latest trends.

Tatiana Ponsetti

Marketing Assistant
Spanish journalist, with Argentinian roots, who has a background in marketing and event management. She is passionate about traveling and learning about other cultures, that's why she has lived in different countries. In love with social media and everything technology can offer us in order to communicate with each other.

Alex Fuentes

Geospatial Scientist
Alex recently graduated from UCL with a MSc in Geospatial Sciences. Previously involved in assisting with the development of semantic software for mineral exploration. His interests lie in free and open source software, environmental issues, and presenting geodata in both accessible and attractive ways.

Dennis Rowland

Spatial Consultant
Dennis has years of experience in conducting and managing GIS-intensive projects while working as a geologist. Having previously worked on GRG projects in a consultant GIS and Database Management capacity, he now provides project management support on GRG spatial projects.