Our Staff

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
Natalia Ruppert
Matt Gardine
Operations Seismologist
Scott Dalton
Field Operations Manager
Lea Gardine
Seismologist/ Outreach
Stephen Holtkamp
Product Analyst
Natalia Kozyreva
Lead Seismic Data Analyst
Dara Merz
Research Technician
Mitch Robinson
System Administrator
Elena Suleimani
Tsunami Modeler
Dmitry Nicolsky
Tsunami Modeler
Nate Murphy
Seismic Network Technician
Lucas Cheek
Software Developer
Heather McFarlin
Data Specialist
Samantha Wiser
Executive Assistant
Beth Grassi
Science Communications Specialist
Ezgi Karasozen
Evan McArthur
Field Engineer
Miriam Braun
Seismic Data Analyst
Alexandra Farrell
Jackie Smale
Field Technician