We are scientists, engineers, data analysts, field technicians and educators with a shared passion for working in the evolving geology of Alaska. We are motivated by the reality that some of the great tragedies of our time are caused by earthquakes, as well as the knowledge that earthquakes are a powerful tool for understanding our landscape and the resources it contains.



Michael West
State Seismologist
Matt Mohler
Director of Operations
Natalia Ruppert
Senior Scientist
Elisabeth Nadin
Communications Manager
Heather McFarlin
Seismic Data Manager
Carolyn Parcheta
Field Operations Manager
Alexandra Farrell
Systems Manager
Nate Murphy
Field Network Manager
Alexa Winter
Field Engineer
Joanne Heslop
Field Engineer
Luke Underwood
Samantha Wiser
Executive Assistant
Gabe Paris
Shah Khan
Seismic Data Analyst
Ayumi Bakken
Seismic Data Analyst
Stephen Holtkamp
Product Analyst
Natalia Kozyreva
Lead Seismic Data Analyst
Dmitry Nicolsky
Tsunami Modeler
Elena Suleimani
Tsunami Modeler
Hank the Tank
Seismic Station Strength Specialist
Michael Place
Field Engineer
Beth Grassi
Science Communications Specialist
Ezgi Karasozen
Oliver Wood
Web Administrator
Gabriel Low
K-12 Outreach Specialist
Shila Cotton
Science Outreach Specialist
Ron Wilkes
Seismic Data Analyst


Sebin John
PhD Geophysics Student
Alex Fozkos
Geophysics Research Student
Gabrielle Davy
Undergraduate Geoscience Student
Sarah Noel
PhD Geophysics Student