About the Society Awards Past Award Winners 2014 (Hix Preparators' Grant) Alan Zdinak
Alan Zdinak came to fossil preparation late in life. His first career was in the television industry as an award winning producer and director. He got his start in fossil prep at the American Museum of Natural History and went on to work at the Yale Peabody Museum. The Hix Grant will allow him to combine those careers in making prep demonstration videos that will benefit the entire paleontological community.