Brian K. Epler
Anchorage, AK


BS in Natural Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK in progress
Graduate of Sierra High School, Colorado Springs, CO 1992


Imagination Station Daycare and Preschool and Express Anchorage, AK

Head Cook
Prepared breakfast, lunch and snack for up to 175 children daily in accordance to nutritional CACFP guidelines. Daily baking of fresh breads, pastries, soups, sauces and other delicacies for children with severe allergies to things such as soy, dairy, corn and gluten. Weekly food ordering, as well as daily stock rotation, menus and special orders. Supervised up to two kitchen helpers in daily prep and cleaning duties.

12/10 - 5/11


Fanfair Events, shiboard in the Gulf of Mexico

Chef, Delaware Responder - Marine Spill Response Vessel
Prepared a healthy, balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner, to order, along with a variety of snacks, fresh baked bread, pastries and deserts throughout the day for a crew of 30.  Bi-weekly food and dry goods orders. Daily cleaning, food rotation and inventory of kitchen and pantry area. Supervised kitchen helper concerning proper sanitary standards and food production.



Abused Women's Aid in Crisis (AWAIC) Anchorage, AK

Food Service Coordinator
Duties include ordering/receiving, keeping an accurate inventory of food, toiletries, cleaning and office supplies and organize and inventory of coolers, freezers and pantry. Maintain weekly menus and recipes for each menu. Training of shelter staff in health and safety procedures.

9/08 - 3/10


Beartooth Theater Pub Anchorage, AK

Prep Cook
Prepared salsa's, sauces, pasta, beans, butcher chicken, beef and fish, at a high volume southwest flavored restaurant. Make Daily soup and an occasional special. Weekend butcher and delivery driver. often worked on large banquet style events for 100+ people.

7/07- 7/08


Alaska Earth Science, Inc. Anchorage, AK

Exploration Geologist
Organized materials and gear, project procedures, and follow through on data collected. Collected, processed and cataloged samples along with site analysis using topographic and geologic maps using ARCData. Located areas of interest through scintillometer, radiometric, and magnetic data. Extensive use of small plane, helicopter, trucks. and ATV for claim staking and general transportation to job sites. Photographed and processed images of work sites projects and core samples. Core logging and tech.

Camp Cook
Prepared weekly plane orders, prepared daily breakfast and lunch for 12-20 people.

Lived remotely long-term

5/06- 3/07


University of Alaska Museum of the North Fairbanks, AK

General Labor
Assembled displays and organized new museum layout



Alaska Department of Fish and Game Anchorage, AK

Assembled tripod structure to house and support radio receiver, solar panels and GOES transmitter to track the movement of seals on islands in southern Prince William Sound. Trouble shot electronic connections, specific site requirements, conducted onsite fabrication of needed additional parts. Experience with Boston Whaler landing craft.

Shipboard remote camp



Keith B. Mather Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute Fairbanks, AK

Student Employee
Developed database for library theses project. Researched, acquired, and archived theses of Alaskan geology and entered into database. Assembled data and research of Coalbed Methane for a research database.



Northern Associates, Inc. Geologic Consulting Anchorage, AK

Field Technician
Prepared and logged core samples, surveyed, marked and sampled soil auger holes, Photographed and prepared core for analyses. Experience with four-wheel ATV and soil auger.



Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse Anchorage, AK

Prep / Line Cook
High volume line, saute, fryer, broiler, salads. Prepared daily soups, made all house sauces, butchered chicken and fish. Catering support for banquets up to 200 people.



Cafe Maya Alamosa, CO

Prep / Line Cook
Prepared daily bread, sweet rolls, sticky buns, soup and sandwich. Prepared weekly specials menu and daily orders.



Chemistry Department Adams State College Alamosa, CO

Laboratory Assistant
Duties consisted of preparing chemical samples for lab use, typing lab projects for classes and calibration of lab equipment.



Zacheis Planetarium Adams State College Alamosa, CO

Planetarium / Telescope Operator
Preformed setup and operation of planetarium for public viewing. Conducted telescope operations for public viewing's and astronomy classes, and conducted public tours of the planetarium and observatory.



Adams State College Cafeteria, Alamosa, CO

Student Employee
Prepared daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for 300+ daily. Prepared soups, entrees. Took daily inventory and placed orders daily.



U.S. Forest Service, White River National Forest Glenwood Springs, CO via the Colorado Mountain Club, Grand Junction, CO

Trail Maintenance Crew Leader
Supervised the construction and repair of a trail system through and around Glenwood Canyon. Included preparation of work schedules, equipment lists, safety reports and trail maintenance logs.



Italian Underground Glenwood Springs, CO

Prep / Line Cook
Prepared for dinner, making sauces, soup, breads, pizza dough, butchering beef, chicken and fish.



Ramada Inn Glenwood Springs, CO

Sous Chef
Prepared for nightly specials, made soup, sauces, bread. Banquet experience



Olive Garden Colorado Springs, CO

Line/Prep Cook
Prepared daily sauces, soups, pasta.




Beaver Online Database, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Endnote, ARCPad, ARCMap, Adobe Photoshop for photographs, maps and report preparations, and various GPS applications.

Training and Certification

Servsafe 2008
Bear safety and firearms training 2006
First Aid and CPR 2005
Forklift operation certification; JCB 930, cat 40 electric lifts 2004
MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) certified 2004
University of Alaska lab safety 2003


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Backpacking, kayaking, fishing, and ceramics.

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