OUR POA 1 TEAM
Coeur Alaska currently has just over 400 full-time, year-round employees. Each employee plays an essential part to ensure Kensington is a safe and environmentally friendly workplace. Meet a few of our key managers that oversee Kensington and POA 1.
Steve Ball, General Manager, joined Coeur Alaska’s Kensington Mine in November 2017. Steve was promoted to General Manager in 2022 after serving over four years as the Technical Services Manager, overseeing exploration, geology, mine engineering/planning, and project engineering for the Kensington Mine. His career spans over 17 years in the mining industry both in underground and open pit mine operations in locations including Namibia, Argentina, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Russia, British Columbia, Nevada, and now Alaska. Steve is an avid kayaker spends much of his free time enjoying the outdoors with his wife Heather and their dog Moxie.
Kyle Beebe, Operations Manager, oversees Mine Operations, Mineral Processing, Maintenance, Supply Chain, and Information Technology. Kyle has spent 22 years in hard rock gold mining, both underground and open pit, working from Exploration Geologist and Ore Control throughout almost all geology and engineering specialties from the mining face to management positions in Technical Services and Mine Operations.
Kevin Eppers, Environmental Manager. coordinates all aspects of the environmental management system to ensure compliance with extensive Federal, State and local permits and approvals. Kevin has spent over 20 years working in the mining industry. Five of those years were spent at the Buckhorn Mountain Project in northeast Washington as the Senior Environmental Engineer and ten years at the Kensington Mine as the Environmental Superintendent and later the Environmental Manager. Kevin is a graduate of Montana Tech of University of Montana with a degree in Environmental Engineering. Hobbies include fishing, hunting, and hiking. Kevin and his wife Mollie have two children, Cameron and Kaden.
Community & Government Affairs Manager
Rochelle Lindley is the Manager of Community and Government Affairs for Coeur Alaska’s Kensington Mine. Rochelle joined Coeur Alaska in 2020 and brings with her a wealth of varied communications, PR, and community engagement expertise. A born and raised Alaskan and graduate of the University of Alaska Southeast, she spends much of her free time outdoors exploring and enjoying the Last Frontier.