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Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Alums
Glenn Bear M.S. (1992) Ph.D. (1997)
news from alumni
Home: Shenandoah TX Married to Laurie Bear
Career: ExxonMobil
Comments: “Glenn Bear (MS ‘92, PhD ‘97) and Lorie Bear
(PhD ‘97) are living in Houston and both are working for
ExxonMobil. Both continue to pursue their passions in
geophysics. They met, were married, and had their first
son while at IU. Both of their kids have now started col-
lege, but neither could be convinced to study geoscienc-
es, nor to attend IU. “
Haleigh Howe M.S. (2014)
Home: Tulsa OK Married to Gabrielle Reed.

Career: Chesapeake Energy
Scott Warner M.S. (1986)
Home: Novato, CA
Career: Principal Hydrogeologist, Ramboll
Comments: “Lots of changes since my last update - I am
working as a Principal Hydrogeologist with the global firm
Ramboll (Headquartered in Copenhagen but my office
still in the SF Bay area) on lots of water resources, envi-
ronmental restoration, climate change and litigation work.

And on the family side, older daughter Shayna is just about
to graduate with her BA from UCLA (my undergrad alma
mater), and younger daughter Sara is a new undergrad
at IU(!) (with the vocal program at the Jacobs School of
Music!). It has been fun getting back to campus with Sara
and checking out all the old digs - and running into friends
from ways back like Todd Thompson, the State Geologist
with the IGS! Both my wife Susan and I are also now part
of the IU Parents Advisory Board - so that is another very
cool connection with IU and B-town.“
Scott Wendorf M.S.

Home: Zug, Switzerland. Married to Andrea Hamilton.

Career: Halliburton Worldwide GmbH: Managing Director
of Halliburton Worldwide GmbH, in Zug, Switzerland.

Mary Pikul Anderson G429 (1969)
Home: Madison WI
Career: Professor Emeritus of Hydrology at Department
of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Comments: “Indiana’s field camp was one of the most
memorable times of my life - it was my first big adventure
- my first time to see the Western USA and its incredible
geology, my first encounter with so many people from
such diverse backgrounds. It was important for me to
have this field experience especially since my career has
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focused on computer modeling with limited field adven-
tures. After IU field camp, I graduated from the Universi-
ty at Buffalo, got a PhD in Hydrology from Stanford Univ,
spent two years in Long Island, and in 2009 retired from a
34 year career as a professor of hydrogeology at the Univ
of Wisconsin-Madison. I am so glad the IU field camp tra-
dition continues.“
Cat Beck G429
Home: Clinton NY
Career: Faculty member, Geosciences Department, Ham-
ilton University
Chuck Berthoud IUFGS (1973 or 1974)
Home: PA
Ariana Boyd G433 (2015)
Home: Knoxville TN
Career: Attends University of Tennessee Knoxville
Glenn Bruck G429
Home: Moraga CA
Career: US EPA in San Francisco, CA
Kurt Byanski G429
Home: Anderson IN
Career: Geologic Arts, Inc.

Michele DeMartini (Mydris) G429 (1995)
Home: Santa Rosa CA
Roy H. Drew G429 (1969)
Home: Maple City MI
Career: Retired from the Bureau of Land Management
Comments: “Thank you very much for ‘tracking me down’
and contacting me! It was a pleasure to hear from you and
reflect on my time at the Field Station. G429 was a much
needed experience and education for me, and I benefit-
ed significantly from it. I went on to have a very rewarding
and interesting career with the Bureau of Land Manage-
ment as a Geologist/Mineral Examiner in Colorado. I was
able to work in the field, over much of the West, but never
in Montana. I took my wife to the Field Station sometime
during the late 80’s to show her around the campus, but
unfortunately it was not during course time. It was nice to
return! We did have a beer in Whitehall. Take care of your-
selves, and G429. Thanks again! “

Stewart Farrell IUGFS (1966)
Home: Port Republic NJ
Comments: “Still fondly remember the agony of getting
into field traversing shape, driving from Rapid City across
the west and learning one huge amount about western
stratigraphy, geologic history and field mapping that has
always been in the background as we do similar types
of tasks along the New Jersey oceanfront and bayshore
coastlines. “
Gary R. Gates IUGFS 1995
Home: Morro Bay CA
Comments: Married to Marilyn Gates
Finn V. (Vivian) Gratton G429 (1982)
Home: Santa Cruz CA
Career: Psychologist, Trainer, Consultant, Finn Vivian
Gratton, LMFT
Russ Hartford IUGFS (1969-70)
Home: Kalispell MT
Comments: “I came to IU with a masters in chemistry
and a lifelong interest in geology and geophysics. After
attending IU for a year and the field station that summer
I returned to Kalispell and teaching. The next year I add-
ed a course in geology in addition to the chemistry I was
teaching. Each year we were able to go up to Grinnell Gla-
cier and take a week long trip around Montana, Idaho, and
Yellowstone National Park. During the 22 years we did this
we had a least one student go on to study geology and/or
geological engineering. I retired from teaching at Flathead
High School in 1993. Just this last spring I retired again,
this time from Flathead Valley Community College. Can’t
thank Judd Mead and the rest of the staff enough for a
lifetime of pleasant memories.”
Jon Hassinger G429
Home: Evergreen CO
Career: CI International, Inc.

Adam Heffeman G429 (1998)
Home: Houston TX
Career: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Dick (Harold) Holbo G429 (1960)
Home: Albany OR
Career: Retired from Comstock Instrument
Paul Kapp G429
Home: Tucson AZ
Career: Professor, Geology, Tectonics, Wind. Department
of Geosciences, University of Arizona
Tim Ku G429
Home: Middletown CT
Career: Associate Professor of Department of Earth and
Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University
Robert N. Lambe G429 (1972)
Home: Topsfield MA
Career: GEI Consultants, Inc.

Comments: “Attending the IU field course and faculty in-
spired me to pursue my Ph.D.; my research area was the
Boulder Batholith. While I intended to pursue a career in
teaching, having been inspired and counseled by several
of the IU faculty, I ended up working in the mining industry
for Exxon Minerals and then Newmont Mining. As the U.S.

mining industry declined, I ended up spending much of
my subsequent years as a consultant with Arthur D. Little,
pursuing mining and environmental projects throughout
the world. I truly feel that the experience at the field sta-
tion, including the opportunity to be an associate instruc-
tor in 1973, and the inspiration of the faculty was one of
the most important and decisive events in my almost 40
year career.“
Whitney Littleton G429 (2000)
Home: Centennial CO
Career: Gilbane Federal, Inc. Construction Engineering
Company Robert M. Mason G429
Home: Littleton CO
Comments: “Married to wife, Penny, 48 years. Three
daughters: Shannon, Megan, Holly. Six grandkids. 42 years
in oil and gas. Ex-Shell Oil, Southland Royalty, Meridian Oil.

Retired as VP Exploration, Andex Resources. Still consult-
ing. Just finished high potential oil prospect in northern
Nevada and still sharing my love of geology with young
grade school kids. Fondest Field Camp memory: I brought
my bagpipes to field camp and piped my fellow students
to the trucks most mornings. Also, living in Billings, MT, in
1988. Took Megan skiing at Bridger Bowl. While going up
chairlift saw large overturned fold just north of ski area.

Told Meg: “I mapped that outcrop as part of a field test
back in 1965 at IU field camp when you were just a twinkle
in my eye”. In many ways G429 was an important building
block for my career. All the best! “
Morgan McGee-Solomon G429
Home: Wilmington DE
Career: Delaware Department of Natural Resources in the
Control Site Investigation and Restoration Section
Ryan McNulty G429 (1993)
Home: Lincoln RI
Michael Minner G429 (1994)
Home: Bakersfield CA
Career: Chevron, Inc.

Keri Murch (Chappell) 429e
Home: Petaluma CA
Career: works on major oil company environmental reme-
diation projects in western US
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