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
Research Professor/State Seismologist
Brad Lobland
Director of Operations
Natalia Ruppert
Senior Scientist & Project Manager
Heather McFarlin
Seismic Data Manager
Matt Gardine
Systems Manager
Nate Murphy
Interim Field Manager
Gabe Paris
Shah Khan
Seismic Data Analyst
Mathilde Wimez
Field Technician
Ayumi Bakken
Seismic Data Analyst
Samantha Wiser
Executive Assistant
Oliver Wood
Web Administrator
Lea Gardine
GIS and Mapping Specialist
Shila Cotton
Science Outreach Specialist
Ron Wilkes
Seismic Data Analyst
Ezgi Karasozen
Beth Grassi
Science Communications Specialist
Kenneth Becker
Seismic Data Analyst
Michael Place
Field Engineer
Alexandra Farrell
Stephen Holtkamp
Product Analyst
Elena Suleimani
Tsunami Modeler
Dmitry Nicolsky
Tsunami Modeler
Natalia Kozyreva
Lead Seismic Data Analyst
Gabriel Low
K-12 Outreach Specialist
Sam Jeffries
Field Technician
Hank the Tank
Seismic Station Strength Specialist


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