The Bone Hunters
Jamie Robinson – Field General/Marketing Executive
Jamie is assembling an All Star team of moderately talented people in a diversity of fields; he is able to turn road kill into a gourmet meal. He is excited to be able to harness his perpetual curiosity for wild life and nature and “go get it’. Jamie yearns to have a friendly forum to act like a 14 year old boy and The Bone Doggle provides a wide berth for just such behavior.
Kris Mack – Field Captain/Financier
Kris is the man who if we run out of money, as he has an ATM card with lots of dough. Kris is a really bad poker player, and he is The veteran Bone Hunter of the group as well as the trip’s inspiration. Kris will be toting his “axe” and is looking forward to strumming “Home on the Range” around a large bond fire at night. An avid fly fisherman, he has been known to wrestle a salmon out of the mouth of a starving Grizzly to feed others who are less fortunate.
Ashley Poust – Graduate Student – Doctoral Student
Ash’s work concerns primarily small Chinese feathered theropods, but he also dabbles in pterosaurs and mammals. When he isn’t thinking evolutionarily, he loves hiking, cooking, and playing racquetball and guitar. “Ash is glad to be back in Montana. Since starting his PhD at UC Berkeley he has been forced to do battle with hippy hoards and quell several deadly earthquakes, all of which is very exhausting.”
Steve Copeland – Director of Projectiles/Inventor
Steve will be developing field ready weapons in the event we encounter hostile locals or angry bears. We let him come along because he is Canadian, doesn’t get out much and is just a darn nice guy. The philosopher of the group, we are looking forward to the fruits of his contemplation. His nickname in high school was CES, an acronym for Cogito Ergo Sum.
Steve Spence - Filmmaker and Documenting the journey
Steve is a creative and talented storyteller with a long background in broadcasting and video production. After earning a degree in broadcasting from Western Kentucky University, Steve worked for a variety of media outlets including news, a natural history firm and a corporate video production company.
Steve now resides in Bozeman, Montana where he attended Montana State University pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Science and Natural History Film. Before starting Orange Goose Television, Steve was a successful freelancer working for organizations such as The NPS, NOAA, Scripts Network, PBS, Montana State University, TEDx and more. Steve’s goal is to produce high quality television programming that includes aspects of education, science and our natural world.
Nick Lieb - Location Scout and Mortgage Broker
Past Bone Hunters
Andrew Bruckner– Director of Facilities/Builder
Andy will ensure that we are not exposed to the elements, and is handy (handy Andy) enough to build a structure strong enough to survive the expected extreme conditions. Experienced in jungle trekking, fly fishing and hiking, Andy has survived many nights on the Appalachian Trail with nothing more than a goose down blankie, feather pillows, and Filet Mignon.
Andy, would have loved to join Bone Doggle 2012 but he is currently training for an Ultra Marathon and his wife would not give him a hall pass and it was his daughter’s bday and………………..
John Ilgenfritz– Director of Risk Management/Statistician
John will attempt to minimize loss by calculating the odds of being bitten by a Rattlesnake or mauled by bears. John is a semi professional taste tester and he is able to eat the hottest peppers in the world. He is a semi professional treasure hunter and he has amassed thousands of old oddities from around the world using his trusty metal detector and while wearing his knee highs. He is basically a semi professional everything.
John, Wishes he could join Bone Doggle 2012 but he is newly married and his Life Insurance policy is not yet in place and he is on a very short leash.
John O’Malley – Troubadour/Wandering Minstrel
Dave Stoudt – Director of Real Estate/Broker
Dave brings over a decade of award winning real estate experience, which will be very valuable if we find the need to negotiate dinosaur rights from land owners. The most macho of all the men, Dave is capable of biting the head off a lunging rattlesnake. He intends to hang glide the expanse searching for bones by air. He has swum in the coldest oceans and is capable of holding his breath for a really long time. A master wrestler in his youth, he recently traded his one piece for a three piece suit. He keeps his one piece handy just in case, and he still looks good in it.
Catherine Enny – Director of Entertainment
Catherine – dino hunter, band manager, founder Guerrilla Management (Michael Franti & Spearhead, Amanda Shaw, Mister Loveless, Ginger & The Ghost). We strive to work hard, play hard and succeed. Read more about her in ORIGINS MAGAZINE: http://www.originmagazine.com/2012/05/12/catherine-enny-interview-by-polly-armstrong/
Honorary Bone Hunter
Frankie Jackson PhD – Asst. Professor Montana State University
Dr. Jackson focuses on the study of fossil eggs, dinosaur reproductive biology and paleoecology, and the evolution of reproductive traits in birds. Fossil egg arrangement and microscopic study of eggshell structure (including calculation of water vapor conductance rates) provide important information on dinosaur reproductive biology and physiology. In addition, sedimentologic study of and assessment of diagenesis provide evidence for paleoenvironmental interpretation of Late Cretaceous nesting sites. Currently, her research focuses on modern archosaurian (crocodillians and birds) nesting sites in Florida and the Pacific Northwest and fossil egg localities in the western United States, China, and Spain. Additional research includes assessment of geologic structures for potential carbon sequestration and earth science education.