Marie Mikolich

Laboratory Assistant Marmarth Research Foundation

Marie first volunteered for the Marmarth Research Foundation in 2012 after hearing about Dakota, the mummified hadrosaur discovered by Tyler Lyson in 1999.   Her passion for the badlands and its ancient treasures garnered an invitation to join the MRF staff in 2015 assisting in the fossil lab in Marmarth, North Dakota.  When back home in Toronto, Marie continues to volunteer her time preparing fossils in the lab at the Royal Ontario Museum. She always likes a challenging specimen, and she enjoys helping millions of years old fossils emerge from matrix (surrounding material). 

Marie is a graduate of the Geophysics Mining Exploration Program at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario. Her work has taken her to various locations including Northern Ontario, Quebec, and the North West Territories (now Nunavut) just south of the Arctic Circle searching for ore bodies such as gold, silver, and Uranium.  

When vacation time comes, you will find Marie packing up her truck and heading out on a road trip exploring the backroads of Canada and the US just to see what is there!! Travel and photography are favorite pastimes and have included trips to Australia, Hungary, UK, Italy, Spain, and Mongolia as well as many places in Canada and the US. All those travel pics are now being transformed into her latest endeavor to create interesting images for wall art and various other mediums.