• A career of solving critical issues.

    Quill Solutions is a company of “makers” with more than 30 years of experience. We know how to wear multiple hats, be a jack of all trades, play as a team, know our role, and make things happen through lasting relationships. Our team of professionals have dedicated their careers to solving puzzles - large, small, simple, complex and everything in between.

    As a boutique solutions engineering firm, we are able to tailor our services to each client's specific needs. We have engineers, grant writers, project managers, policy analysts, financial experts, construction crews, PhD researchers and permitting teams that carry projects from inception through execution. If we don't have the expertise in-house, we have an extensive network of proven, trusted professionals to call upon.


Bryan Maracle, PMP

Principal | Founder

Bryan is the founder of Quill Solutions. As a professional project manager and business systems expert, he has 23+ years of experience delivering projects in rural Alaska. 

Before founding Quill, Bryan managed hundreds of federal and state grants working directly for Tribes. He founded the world’s largest Indigenous observation network (ION) through the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council. Building on the foundational scientific work of the USGS Yukon River Project, he built ION as a community-based science network that covers the Yukon River Watershed. By engaging 72 Tribal and First Nation governments and training hundreds of local field technicians, he built a program that survives today. Under his leadership, ION received the largest National Science Foundation (NSF) grant ever awarded to a Native organization doing science research. 

With a transition into telecommunications, Bryan managed the construction of the Fairbanks, Alaska, LTE cellular network. His previous experience with business systems, NEPA and Section 106 was the catalyst in his recruitment to architect and implement GCI’s end-to-end site management and compliance solution. His work built the system that enabled GCI to comply with the FCC consent decree issued in 2015. That work was a unique experience of critically examining every aspect of telecom operations and compliance.

Richard R. Rhyner II

Director of Engineering

Richard is the third generation of a five-generation Alaskan family that came to Alaska before statehood and started a telecommunications company in Alaska in 1968. Richard has 37 years of experience in telecommunications construction, operations and maintenance in telephony, CATV, fiber and wireless. He garnered his experience working for companies such as Prime Cable, TelAlaska and GCI. He has lived and worked in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Dutch Harbor, as well as numerous villages across the North Slope, Interior, Western, Southcentral and Aleutian Chain of Alaska.

Sakoneseriiosta Brent Maracle

Director of Economic Development

Sakoneseriiosta is Mohawk (Turtle Clan) raised on Mohawk Nation territories of Akwesasne and Tyendinaga. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in government legal studies and broadcast communications in 1997 from Evangel University. He then completed his master’s degree in government studies at Harvard University, graduating in 2004. He also played lacrosse for the Haudenosaunee Nationals from 1989 to 1995.

Sakoneseriiosta worked for 15 years at Fidelity Investments, where he streamlined operations, built security investment products, and led the enterprise research team for global site selection. He also has 25 years experience working with Indigenous Native nations in North America as a consultant on nation-building strategies.

In his role at Quill, Sakoneseriiosta applies his experience with Indigenous Native nations, economic development and investments, customer service and research skills to design substantive long-term solutions for clients. 

He and his wife have their home on the Akwesasne territory of the Mohawk Nation with their six children.

David Shane Lowry

Senior Research Associate

David is an anthropologist and citizen of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Since 2013, David has lectured across the United States – roles in which he has become well versed in conversations at the intersection of Native America, race and science/health. 

In 2021-22, David was Distinguished Fellow in Native American Studies at MIT. In this role, he led a new conversation at MIT about the responsibilities of MIT (and science/technology education, more generally) in the theft of American Indian land and the dismantling of American Indian health and community. 

David’s first book, titled Lumbee Pipelines: American Indian movement in the residue of settler colonialism (University of Nebraska Press), explores American Indian utilization of colonial conditions to create opportunities that are both uplifting and oppressive. He is beginning a book with MIT Press titled Indigenous MIT: why we must rescue science and technology from American genocide

David is a graduate of MIT, where he received his Bachelor of Science, and UNC-Chapel Hill, where he obtained his Master of Arts and PhD. His graduate work was funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Tobi Maracle

Director of Research and Engagement

Tobi is an Anishinaabe from the Matachewan First Nation. Her social scientist training started at a young age with her family and grandmother. Her grandmother, a respected Elder of the region, began instilling the responsibility of holding and transitioning traditional knowledge to future generations. Her grandmother's guidance focused on how our future as Indigenous people is being shaped “by those at the big table, and we need our youth to get an education so they can be at that table.” These words remain the focus of Tobi’s professional work today.

That early foundation was the grounding that spawned her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in political science and geography at Memorial University, a master’s degree in environment and sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan, and her current work as a PhD candidate in natural resources and environment, with a focus in resiliency and adaptation at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

Tobi’s work and research in future scenarios modeling is key to our clients who need help navigating the complex socio-cultural dynamics of large infrastructure projects that are occurring across Indigenous lands. Her experience in future scenarios and transpondary relations assist the national conversation of Indigenous land and infrastructure through her volunteer work as a board member of the Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF).

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