Investment Team

We invite you to meet our investment team:

David J. Christensen
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer

Vice President - Investments from 2007 to 2009; Vice President, Corporate Development of Gabriel Resources Ltd. 2006 to 2008; independent financial consultant from 2003 to 2006; Director of Fundamental Equity Research for Credit Suisse First Boston from 2002 to 2003; First Vice President, Global Coordinator of Mining Research at Merrill Lynch 1998 to 2001 and Precious Metals Analyst at Merrill Lynch from 1994 to 1998; Portfolio Manager of Franklin Gold Fund and Valuemark Precious Metals Funds for Franklin Templeton Group (a global investment management organization) from 1990 to 1994.

Sara Heston
Vice President of Investments

Prior to joining ASA in January 2010, Ms. Heston was an analyst with White River Investments for three years. At White River she worked as a generalist with specific emphasis on the natural resources, education, financials and business services sectors. Previously, she spent three years as a technology analyst with Spinner Asset Management. Ms. Heston holds a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Columbia University.