Geologic Communications Staff
Davis, Paula K. - Publications Specialist, (907)451-5053
Chief, Geologic Communications Section - Paula is a publications specialist and has worked at DGGS since 1987. Her main duties are editing and overseeing the maps and publications through which the division disseminates the geologic data that they collect.
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.
Gallagher, 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 is currently working toward becoming a certified GIS professional.
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.
Kirchner, Bobby - Micro/Network Technician, (907)451-5004
Bobby is the division's resident personal computer medic. She 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. She's charged with retiring equipment that can no longer keep up, and setting up all new computer hardware.
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 collecting and cataloging 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 CSDGM metadata standard. She is currently working on transitioning DGGS metadata to the ISO 19115 standard. 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 participates in the DGGS Field Operations Safety committee.
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.
Robinson, Joni M. - Publications Specialist, (907)451-5017
Joni is tasked with publishing DGGS maps and reports as specified in AS 41.08.030: "Printing and Distribution of Reports. The state geologist shall print and publish an annual report and other special and topical reports and maps as may be desirable for the benefit of the State, including the printing or reprinting of reports and maps by other persons or agencies, where the authorization to do so is obtained." Joni creates the layout, tracks the publications through the process, coordinates between authors and outside reviewers, prepares publications for posting online, and distributes them to agencies, libraries, the Governor and legislative members, as needed. In FY2014, Joni helped publish more than 80 maps, data sets and reports.
Seitz, Susan S. - Analyst/Programmer, (907)451-5052
Database and application development
Woods, Ken A. - Micro/Network Specialist, (907)451-5022
Ken is a systems administrator with a background in web hosting, large-scale storage systems, and data center administration.