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Photo of Anchorage District Manager Mark SpencerAnchorage District Manager Mark Spencer

Mark Spencer joined BLM Alaska in June 2015. Previously he was Field Manager at BLM’s Red Rock Canyon and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas, Southern Nevada District. Prior to this, he was Field Manager for the Pahrump Field Office in Nye County, Nevada, and also worked as State Planning and Environmental Coordinator for BLM New Mexico.

Mark’s career has crossed state and federal government levels in community development, resource planning, and management. He’s worked closely with local governments, tribes, and communities on federal public lands issues throughout the West. He’s a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and has a Master of Planning from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University.

Contact: (907) 267-1246 or (800) 478-1263

Photo of Alan BittnerAnchorage Field Manager Alan Bittner joined the BLM-Alaska team in December 2012. Alan moved to Alaska from Nevada, where he served as Assistant Field Manager in Carson City for four years. He oversaw the environmental education, forestry, range, recreation, wildlife and wild horse and burro programs, and developed successful internal and external partnerships. Prior to his time in Nevada, he worked for over 15 years with the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM in Idaho. 

As Manager of the Anchorage Field Office, Alan oversees 17 million acres of BLM-administered lands and resources in western, south-central, and southeast Alaska.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornerstone University of Michigan.

Contact: (907) 267-1246 or (800) 478-1263

Glennallen Field Manager Dennis Teitzel: A northern Californian by birth, Dennis grew up in the Bay area, in what was then the small town of Antioch.  At 17 he joined the United States Marine Corps and served his country for 30 years with tours in Japan, Korea, and Afghanistan.  Dennis received a great deal of his natural resource management experience working as the Range Management Officer for 6 years on the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center in the Mojave Desert.  Dennis earned his degree while serving in the military.  At age 40 he graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphassis in adult education.  He spent several years training younger service men and women before retiring in 2007.  Dennis was then hired by the BLM and worked 4 years at the District Administrative Officer in Butte, Montana.  Dennis recently hales from Billings where he was the Branch Chief in the Montana State Office.  

Dennis is accustomed to rural America and has been to Alaska many times while in the military.  He has experienced interior winters, summers, and coastal rains.  His wife, Carol tele-works for the U.S. Forest service Region 10 in Juneau.  They have 4 children and 8 grandchildren living throughout different parts of the United States.  "I have never met anyone that I couldn't get along with," states Dennis.  "With me, what you see, is what you get.  I look forward to getting to know the communities in this management area.  And my wife is ecstatic to be moving here!"  

Contact: (907) 822-3217 or visit the Glennallen Field Office website

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