Geologic Communications Staff

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Athey, Jennifer E. - Geologist, (907)451-5028

Jen is the lead data manager for DGGS, and is involved in multiple data management projects from digital field data collection to data compilation projects to construction of online data delivery applications.

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Cerny, Thomas L. - Micro/Network Technician, (907)451-5004

Tom is the division's resident personal computer medic. He has a knack for successfully diagnosing and treating a multitude of symptoms-from the "blue screen of death" to corrupt drivers to obscure settings in Windows and Outlook. He's charged with retiring equipment that can no longer keep up, and setting up all new computer hardware.

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Ekberg, Patricia E. - GIS Analyst/Cartographer, (907)451-5039

Trish has extensive experience using ArcGIS to create geologic maps and graphics. She graduated with a degree in Geology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Master's degree in GIS from Penn State.

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Hendricks, Michael D. - GIS Analyst, (907)451-5029

Mike Hendricks joined DGGS as a geospatial analyst in August 2014. He is responsible for geospatial data management and distribution at DGGS. He also develops geospatial databases, tools, models and maps to support the Division's geologic mission. Previous to joining DGGS, Mike served on the faculty of the United States Military Academy's Geospatial Information Science Program at West Point. While in that position, he taught GIS and conducted applied research in spatio-temporal analysis and land navigation education using location-based technology. He developed and managed the "Geospatially Enabled Land Navigation Training Support System," which incorporated GPS tracking, mobile computing, 2D and 3D geovisualizations, and simulations.

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Janssen, Kristen A. - Publications Specialist, (907)451-5017
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Montayne, Simone - Geologist, (907)451-5036

Simone is a geologist tasked with a wide variety of duties necessary to provide readily accessible geologic information to the public and to ensure systematic stewardship of legacy data. Her work includes ongoing development and maintenance of the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys online publications library, organizing modern geologic data for online distribution, and overseeing DGGS's continually growing inventory of published and unpublished historic geologic data. Simone compiles all of the division's metadata files and has over ten years of experience working with the FGDC metadata standards. Simone routinely uses several programming languages and technologies including SQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, XML, and JSP. She also manages the division's field safety and communication equipment cache and serves as chairperson for the DGGS Field Operations Safety committee.

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Natrop, Linda D. - Natural Resource Tech, (907)451-5010

Linda excels in the distribution of DGGS publications and helping customers-in person, on the phone, by mail, or by email. She is also assists with the maintenance of the DGGS library, timesheet processing, state credit card accounting, public information desk, mail and postage, vehicle coordinator, property records, maintain supplies, and other administrative duties as needed.

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Seitz, Susan S. - Analyst/Programmer, (907)451-5052

Database and application development