Mark's experience

Mark came to Alaska from Salt Lake City in 1979 to enjoy the finest wilderness on the planet. Archaeological field work took him to nearly every region of Alaska. He and his wife Ann built a log house in the coastal town of Seward where they live with some great dogs and cats. Mark maintains his mental health with annual kayaking excursions into Prince William Sound and hiking trips into the Utah canyons of his youth. He also gives much time to the conservation efforts of the Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance.


Experience
Illustrator
4/13
Bureau of Indian Affairs, ANCSA Projects Office
Illustrated antler, wood, stone, ceramic and bone artifacts from a Yupik site on the Seward Peninsula

Illustrator
3/12
Portland State University
Illustrated wood, stone, ceramic and bone artifacts from a site at Cape Krusenstern

Illustrator
9/11
Emory University
Rendered a reconstructed Yupik copper set of armor based on historical photos and textual description

Illustrator
09/11
Bureau of Indian Affairs, ANCSA Projects Office
Illustrated various Aleut burial techniques and pre-publication arrangement.

Illustrator
08/11
Bureau of Indian Affairs, ANCSA Projects Office
Illustrated an image of the Andreevskaia Odinochka (Russian Redoubt)

Archaeologist
06/2011
Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution
Project assistant crew leader for Tlingit historical seal camps in Yakutat, Alaska

Illustrator
4/11
Pudue University
Illustrated the impression of a Samothrace iron ring.

Illustrator
11/10
Bureau of Indian Affairs, ANCSA Projects Office
Illustrated two images of a rock shelter/burial in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Illustrator
10/09
University of Alaska, Southeast
Illustrated two images of Peruvian burial techniques

Illustrator/cartographer
4/09
National Park Service, Lake Clark NP, Alaska
Created twelve detailed site excavation floor maps for a site from the Alaskan Peninsula

Illustrator
8/08
Kenai Watershed Forum, Alaska
Illustrated images of the concepts of the solstice, tidal phenomena and groundwater for a textbook

Illustrator
4/08
National Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska
Created landscape illustration of an Aleutian Island shoreline to complement a USFWS report

Illustrator
1/08
National Park Service, Alaska Region
Created twelve chapter heading illustrations for a handbook on archaeological techniques for rural high school students

Illustrator
8/07
Sanders Museum Services, West Virginia
Depicted two museum quality projectile points for a private collection

Illustrator
9/06
Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Alaska
Illustrated four stone artifacts for teaching manual

Illustrator
3/05
Alaska Anthropological Association
Created poster for annual meeting

Illustrator
3/05
Archgraphics, Anchorage
Depicted rock art panels at several coastal Alaskan archaeological sites for publication

Illustrator
5/04
National Park Service
Created architectural drawing of a seal skin processing plant and various processing techniques on Saint George Island, Alaska for NPS visitor's brochure

Illustrator
8/03
National Park Service
Illustrated the use of prehistoric stone adze for educational website

Illustrator
5/03
Charles M. Mobley and Associates
Rendered bone and stone artifacts for survey and excavation report for state DOT

Archaeologist
2002-2005
Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution
Multiyear excavation program within Kenai Fjords National Park
 
Illustrator
5/01 - 11/01
National Park Service
Illustrated artifacts depicting a representative sample of all facets of indigenous Alaskan cultures for a 4th grade level teaching kit

Illustrator
2/00 - 2/01
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Depiction of archaeological site maps from Attu Island, Aleutian Island, Alaska

Author
9/99 - 3/00
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Wrote report of investigations of archaeological sites on Adak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Illustrator
11/97 - 5/98
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Illustrated stone wood and bone artifacts from Shemya Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Illustrator
11/98
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Presented course on illustration to local tribal group

Archaeologist
4/96 -5/96
Cultural Resource Consultants
Excavated historic homestead

Archaeologist
2/97 -6/97
National Park Service
Oversaw permitting process for historic structure renovation

Archaeologist
6/97
National Park Service
Investigated archaeological sites along the Alagnak River, Alaska

Archaeologist 
8/97
National Park Service
Collected oiled sediment from an archaeological site in Kenai Fjords National Park

Archaeologist
5/93 - 11/93
National Park Service
Investigated archaeological sites in Kenai Fjords NP, Alaska

Archaeologist
10/91
US Forest Service
Conducted test excavations prior to trail development at the Rusiian River campground on the Kenai River

Archaeologist
7/91
Environmental Science and Data Consulting
Excavated historic/prehistoric pingo on the North Slope, Alaska

Archaeologist
5/89 - 9/89
Chugach Alaska Corporation
Identified and protected archaeological sites affected by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Archaeologist
1981 - 1988
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Over 6 field seasons, investigated archaeological sites throughout Alaska