Frank Florin    Owner and Principal Investigator
  • M.A. degree Interdisciplinary Archaeological Studies, U of MN 1996

  • Completion of over 150 compliance projects during 18 years of project management

  • Primary author of over 150 archaeological reports

  • 24 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest (MN, WI, IA, ND, SD)

  • 23 years experience in precontact artifact analysis, with specialty in lithic analysis

  • MNDOT pre-qualified contractor for precontact and historic archaeology

  • Experience in project management, GIS, Phase I survey, Phase II site evaluation, Phase III data recovery, and NAGPRA

  • Management and supervisory experience on several multi-state pipeline projects in the Midwest between 1996-2012, including the Great Lakes 1998 Expansion Project (MN-WI), Alliance Pipeline Project (MN-IA), Lakehead SEP II Project (MN-WI), CenterPoint Energy Riverside Pipeline Project (MN), and Viking Gas Transmission Midwest Replacements Project (MN-WI)

  • TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Certification 2014

  • Register of Professional Archaeologists

  • WisDOT, Bureau of Environment Training Course for Historic Preservation: Archaeology Parts 1 & 2

  • Advisory Seminar on Section 106 Compliance

Robert Thompson    Staff Archaeologist
  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Archaeological Studies, U of MN 2010

  • 31 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

  • Archival research

  • Report writing and editing

  • Specializes in phytolith analysis and food residues in pottery

  • Soils and geomorphology

Barbara Kooiman    Project Staff Architectural Historian

  • M.A. Public History/Historic Preservation, U of WI – Milwaukee 1988

  • 23 years architectural history experience in the Upper Midwest

  • Architectural history

  • Historic preservation and planning

  • Rural/Agriculture history of the Upper Midwest

  • 19th and 20th century U.S. history

  • Local history and military history 

Kent Bakken    Project Staff Archaeologist

  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Archaeological Studies, U of MN 2011

  • 31 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

  • Project Management

  • Archival research

  • Report writing and editing

  • Specializes in lithic analysis

  • Managing editor, The Minnesota Archaeologist

  • Board of directors, Minnesota Archaeological Society

James Lindbeck    Staff Archaeologist

  • 23 years archaeological experience

  • 12 years employment with FCRS

  • Archival research

  • Report writing and editing

  • Data management

  • B.A. Anthropology/Archaeology and English; M.A. in Archaeology in progress

Beth Wergin  –  Lab and Office Manager

  • 20 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest 

  • 15 years employment with FCRS

  • Database management

  • Artifact cataloging

  • Graphic design

  • Human resources

  • B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology

Mike Bradford  –  Field Supervisor & Senior Office Staff

  • 13 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

  • 7 years employment with FCRS

  • Archival research

  • Report writing and editing

  • Data management

  • B.S. Archaeological Studies; M.S. in Cultural Resources Management in progress (coursework completed)

Ryan Letterly  –  Field Archaeologist

  • 20 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

  • 12 years employment with FCRS

  • Specializes in soils and geomorphology 

  • Photographer

  • B.S. Archaeological Studies

Jeff Shapiro  –  Field Archaeologist

  • 20 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

  • 8 years employment with FCRS

  • B.A. Anthropology and Psychology