OUR POA 1 TEAM
Coeur Alaska currently has approximately 386 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 POA1.
Mark Kiessling joined Coeur Alaska’s Kensington Mine in October of 2014 and is currently the General Manager. His career spans 20 years of mining both in large open pit and underground mines in locations such as Arizona, Nevada, Washington and now Alaska. Mark and his wife, Savona, live in Juneau and have three children at home and one in her first year of college.
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.
Manager of External Affairs
Jan Trigg is the Manager of External Affairs for Coeur Alaska’s Kensington Mine. She has been a Juneau resident for 44 years and has been with the company since 1997. She played a major role in helping Kensington through the permitting process prior to construction. Jan serves on the board for the Resource Development Council, and is an active member of the Alaska Native Brotherhood Glacier Valley Camp 70.