Our staff of 20 maritime professionals have a full plate building, maintaining and repairing vessel tracking sites and weather stations at over 130 locations in Alaska; maintaining a 24x7 Operations Center; and aiding the maritime industry comply with a plethora of state and federal regulations.

A glance at the below resumes, reveals an exciting and wide range of skill sets - under one roof - with extensive experience in Alaska maritime operations.
Captain Ed Page
Captain Ed Page

Executive Director

Captain Page is a 1972 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served as a commissioned officer for 29 years.  


Matt York
Matt York

DEPUTY DIRECTORY/ OPERATIONS WATCH SUPERVISOR

Matt enlisted with the Coast Guard in 1989 and served on the PT HARRIS out of Honolulu, HI.
Ken Phillips
Ken Phillips

Compliance Manager

Originally from Arvada, Colorado, Ken joined the Marine Exchange in July 2013 after more than 22 years in the Coast Guard.
Kristin Cadigan-McAdoo

Kristin Cadigan McAdoo

Finance manager

Kristin, daughter of a retired Coast Guard Captain, was raised in Juneau after transferring here when she was 10 years old.

Jonathan Wood
Jonathan Wood

Assistant Finance Manager

Originally from Kentucky, Jonathan joined the Marine Exchange staff in May 2014.
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kim valverde

Director of External Affairs

Born and raised in southern California, Kim moved to Alaska in 2012 after graduating from California State University Channel Islands with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science & Resource Management.


Captain Bill Benning
Captain Bill Benning

Chief Technical Officer

Bill is a 23 year graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Ed Mayer
Ed Mayer

Engineering Technologist

A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, New York, Ed joined the Marine Exchange in the fall of 2010.

Rob Mayer
Rob Mayer

IT Systems Technician

Rob joined the U. S. Air Force right out of High School.

Shawn Mauldin
Shawn Mauldin

Chief Solutions Officer

Shawn hails from Valdez, from which he joined the Coast Guard for a 24 year career.

Jen Karnik
Jen Karnik

Maritime Operations Analyst

Jen likely acquired her wanderlust and fascination with underwater acoustics from her father, a former Navy submarine sonarman.

Brian Hinderberger

BrYAn Hinderberger

Business Development

Born and raised in the Midwest, Bryan first stepped foot in Alaska in 2006.  


Rick Sypeck
Rick Sypeck

Senior Maritime Information Specialist

Rick has lived in Alaska for 20 years. Originally from Miami, Florida, he moved to Alaska after serving in the United States Marine Corps for 3 years.
Amanda Landvik
Amanda Landvik

Maritime Information Specialist

Amanda was born and raised on the Oregon Coast. She comes from generations of ocean-loving mariners and fisher-people and has always felt most at home near the sea.

Denver Enoch
Denver Enoch

Maritime Information Specialist

Denver was born in a small village on the outskirts of Straubenhardt, Germany.
Matt Barnaby
Matt Barnaby

Maritime Information Specialist

Matt was born to an Air Force family and spent his formable years in the low country of South Carolina, spending as much time possible doing all things ocean and water.
Dave Loomis

Dave Loomis

MARITIME INFORMATION SPECIALIST

Originally from New York, Dave first moved to Alaska in 2003 to pursue a wildlife biology career and has traveled extensively throughout the state. 

Jason Hort

Jason HOrt

MARITIME INFORMATION SPECIALIST

Prior to his time at MXAK, Jason worked as a math and science teacher in public schools outside Philadelphia while his wife earned her doctoral degree at the University of Pennsylvania.


Nick Hatch
Nick Hatch

Field Operations Supervsior

Originally from Massachusetts, Nick joined the Marine Exchange technical staff in March 2013.
Erik Bachmann
Erik Bachmann

Field Technician

Erik began his nautical career at an early age of 7 months when his parents purchased a Nor’Sea 27 sailboat.

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COLLIN WIGFIELD-GORKA

FIELD TECHNICIAN

Collin moved to Juneau from the East Coast to attend UAS in 2004.


Zoe
Zoe

Ship's Dog

Zoe joined the Marine Exchange in the beginning of 2011.