Staff

Our staff meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards, and each senior staff has over 20 years of experience in historic preservation.

Frank Florin – Owner and Principal Investigator

    • M.A. degree Interdisciplinary Archaeological Studies, U of MN 1996

    • Completion of over 170 compliance projects during 24 years of project management

    • Primary author of over 170 archaeological reports

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

    • 28 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

Kent Bakken – Project Staff Archaeologist

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

    • 35 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 – Senior Staff Archaeologist

    • 27 years archaeological experience

    • 16 years employment with FCRS

    • Archival research

    • Report writing and editing

    • Data management

    • B.A. Anthropology/Archaeology and English

Beth Wergin – Lab and Office Manager

    • 25 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

    • 20 years employment with FCRS

    • Database management

    • Artifact cataloging

    • Graphic design

    • Human resources

    • B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology

Ryan Letterly – Field Supervisor

    • 26 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

    • 20 years employment with FCRS

    • Specializes in soils and geomorphology

    • Photographer

    • B.S. Archaeological Studies

Mike Bradford – Field Supervisor & Senior Office Staff

    • 17 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

    • 11 years employment with FCRS

    • Archival research

    • Report writing and editing

    • Data management

    • M.S. in Cultural Resources Management, Saint Cloud State University

Kevin Reider – Field Supervisor & Lab Manager

    • 9 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

    • 7 years employment with FCRS

    • B.A. Anthropology

Frank Koep – Field Archaeologist

    • 22 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

    • 18 years employment with FCRS

    • B.A. Anthropology

Mike Straskowski – Field Archaeologist

    • 11 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

    • 5 years employment with FCRS

    • M.S. in Cultural Resources Management, Saint Cloud State University

Amanda Peterson – Field Archaeologist/Lab Technician

    • 7 years archaeological experience in the Upper Midwest

    • 5 years employment with FCRS

    • M.S. in Cultural Resources Management in progress (coursework completed)