We believe in the power of entrepreneurship
to transform individuals and communities, to create economic opportunities, and to address global challenges.

Our Team

The founding directors of Unearthed each have had successful careers in the resources industry as well as founding their own tech startups. We are committed entrepreneurs who understand the resources sector first hand.

Unearthed Solutions Staff - Zane Prickett

Zane is a leading contributor to the growing resources innovation community. He is a Founding Director of StartupWA, and a Director of CORE Resources Innovation Hub. Zane also founded two startups focused on the use of large geoscience and operation datasets in Oil & Gas applications. Previously, Zane worked in a variety of roles around the world with Schlumberger.

Unearthed Solutions Staff - Justin Strharsky

Justin is recognized as a leader in technology innovation in the resources industry. His writing on innovation in the resources sector has been published by the Australian Financial Review and the Journal of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Justin previously worked in the Silicon Valley, for both a large network computing company and one of the first companies commercializing artificial intelligence.

Unearthed Solutions Staff - Holly Bridgewater

Holly has over 9 years of experience in the resources sector, as both a geologist and technical manager. She now assists our industry partners to leverage the power of the crowd through international competitions.

Unearthed Solutions Staff - Ben Dougherty

Ben has been writing code and delivering web solutions of all sizes for over 10 years. He is a passionate Open Source contributor and has been recognised as a top contributor to the Drupal project.

Alexandra Dumas

Alex is French Canadian originally from Québec, Canada and our very own Communications Queen. With diplomas from three different international universities, she brings on a very global knowledge of Business communications and coordination. Her experience in content creation, social media and marketing assist her in reaching out to people like no other. This ‘Quaustralian’ has a particular sweet spot for social interaction, creating connections and supporting businesses. She brings the ‘fun’ in functional!