Bayside is an independent geological consulting company with deep roots in the mining and mineral exploration industry within Canada – based out of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

We understand the importance of growing and developing our knowledge of the geology and mineral systems that produce world class ore deposits. With this knowledge in hand, and a focus on efficient workflow processes, we help advance your projects to their full potential.

To be recognized as a world leader in mineral exploration consulting by delivering on our commitments to help clients and staff discover their full potential.

To fully understand each client’s project scope, become part of their exploration team, and help them meet their requirements through making technical staffing easy.

Our Team of Professionals

Steven Flank

Co-Founder, P.Geo, M.Sc Geology
President & Principal Geologist

Janine Flank

Co-Founder, H.BSc Geology
Secretary & Treasurer

Troy Lafontaine

Human Resources, Health & Safety, Business Development

Tiina Flank

Payroll & Office Administration

Simon Dolega

HBSc. Geology, Geologist In Training

Jeremy Hietala

HBSc. Geology, Geologist, Aerial Drone Photographer & Videographer

Derek Defranceschi

Senior Geological Technician, Health & Safety Liason

Our Values


We look to achieve high safety standards and to never compromise the safety of our employees, contractors, or the people in the communities in which we operate.

Dignity & Respect

We receive everyone’s contributions with genuine interest and give all ideas a fair hearing. Our actions and communications foster people’s sense of value and worth.


The most successful explorers possess a relentless belief in themselves and their projects. When you work with Bayside you can be assured that we share this passion for discovery. Our work ethic, energy and enthusiasm reflect this value and result in us leaving no stone unturned. 

Continuous Improvement

Always raise the bar; never satisfied with the status quo. We commit to providing our employees with opportunities for professional development and recognize the value it brings to our organization and clients.

Value from our Assets

We provide superior returns to our clients and benefits to our stakeholders by continually seeking out the best employees, technologies and business partners. Our employees work relentlessly to maximize value for our stakeholders.


Whether you’re looking for a long-term fit or need someone to start the next day, we always operate with a high sense of urgency and discretion.


We generate business, training and employment opportunities in the communities in which we operate to create sustainable community benefits. We actively engage with community members to foster communication, strengthen relationships, build understanding and; wherever possible, to align our interests.


We continually adopt available best practices to manage our environmental footprint and operate sustainably.


We are transparent in our communication and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standard dedicated to building long-term relationships.