Allison Bidlack joined the ACRC in August 2012. Prior to that, she was the Science Coordinator for the Ecotrust Copper River Program in Cordova, Alaska. Allison has a background in wildlife ecology, with emphases on population genetics and habitat modeling using geographic information systems. Her previous research projects have included assessing the population genetics and phylogeography of the Prince of Wales flying squirrel in southeast Alaska, investigating the distribution and habitat use of carnivores in the San Francisco Bay area, and creating habitat models for Chinook salmon in the Copper River watershed. She has a deep and abiding interest in the temperate rainforests of North America, and believes in the importance of gathering and synthesizing ecologic, economic and social information to help support and maintain the vibrant cultures, communities, and ecosystems of the region. Allison received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, and her MS in Biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Allison enjoys rowing, cycling, skiing, and all things outdoors.
Pat Belec joined the ACRC in September 2012. She is currently a UAS adjunct faculty member, teaching social dance in Ballroom, Latin, and Argentine Tango. Pat retired from the State of Alaska in 2000, having served as the Director of Administration for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, with prior State service at the Division of Legislative Audit and the Governor’s Office. Pat has been a wilderness guide for Alaska Discovery, a ballroom dance instructor at most of the Juneau schools, and serves as VP and business manager for Amerikanuak, Inc., a company she and her husband created in 2000 for natural resource services. She received her BS from SUNY Brockport and her ballroom teaching certification from the Academie de Danse in Anchorage. Pat spends her free time singing, dancing, and exploring the outdoors.
Sarai Timothy joined the ACRC in April 2013. Prior to that, she was the Publications/Communications Manager for the Division of Coastal and Ocean Management within the State of Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources. Sarai has also worked for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, where she was a Project Coordinator for the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Sarai received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management, with an emphasis in International Business from Utah Valley State College. Sarai loves spending time with her husband and two daughters and when time permits, she enjoys traveling, photography and fishing.
Eric Keller joined the ACRC in January 2013. Eric is a lifelong Alaskan from Eagle River. He came to the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) in 2008, and is currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in the Marine Biology and Mathematics at UAS. He will be graduating at the end of the 2013 spring semester. During his time at the University, Eric has worked closely with several professors, conducting research in both physiology and biochemistry. Before becoming a student, Eric worked part time as a videographer and SCUBA dive master. Positions that allowed to him explore much of Alaska both above and below the water. In his spare time Eric enjoys SCUBA diving, hiking, wildlife videography, fly fishing, ballroom dance, and painting.