Professional Experience

Professor, Research Associate.  July 2009 – Current.  Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, Schoolof Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UAF.

Professor, Research Assistant.  March 2004 – July 2009.  Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program,School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UAF.

Instructor, SCUBA.  August 2005 – Current. Professional Association of Dive Instructors.

Instructor, Commercial and Recreational Marine Safety.  March 2004 – Current.  Alaska Marine Safety Education Association.

Regional Response Coordinator.  March 2004 – Current.  Marine Mammal Stranding Response Network.

Helicopter Pilot and Platoon leader.  1996 – 1999.  United States Army, Vicenza, Italy.



Ph.D (student).  Marine Biology.  2009 – current.  University of Alaska at Fairbanks.  Dissertation topic: Seasonal ecology and life-history of giant Pacific octopus in the Bering Sea.

M.S.  Marine Biology.  2000 - 2003.  University of Alaska at Fairbanks.  Thesis topic:  The chemosensoryabilities and foraging activities of the seastar Pycnopodia helianthoides.

B.S.  Environmental Science/ Systems Eng.  1991-1995. United States Military Academy West Point.