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
Nick Alexeev
Software Developer
Joanne Heslop
Field Engineer
Alexa Winter
Field Technician
Daniel Diaz
Field Engineer
Luke Underwood
Gabe Paris
Shah Khan
Seismic Data Analyst
Mathilde Wimez
Field Technician
Ayumi Bakken
Seismic Data Analyst
Samantha Wiser
Executive Assistant
Ron Wilkes
Seismic Data Analyst
Shila Cotton
Science Outreach Specialist
Lea Gardine
GIS and Mapping Specialist
Oliver Wood
Web Administrator
Hank the Tank
Seismic Station Strength Specialist
Michael Place
Field Engineer
Sam Jeffries
Field Technician
Gabriel Low
K-12 Outreach Specialist
Kenneth Becker
Seismic Data Analyst
Ezgi Karasozen
Research Seismologist
Beth Grassi
Science Communications Specialist
Natalia Kozyreva
Lead Seismic Data Analyst
Dmitry Nicolsky
Tsunami Modeler
Elena Suleimani
Tsunami Modeler
Stephen Holtkamp
Product Analyst
Alexandra Farrell


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