Dean Pearson functions as a professional paleontologist on all levels and is making amazing contributions to the paleontology of southwestern North Dakota. At 43, he is probably the youngest Strimple Award winner but his contributions easily merit the recognition of this award. In his two day jobs, Dean is a feed mill manager at Equity Feeds on Scranton, North Dakota and is the Bowman County Emergency Manager. He has had a strong interest in the natural world and paleontology since the age of six when he found a fragment of fossil turtle shell on a hike with his father to...

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