Born in Montana in 1968, Markos Scheer moved to Prince of Wales in Southeast Alaska in 1982 and lived in Thorne Bay, Hollis, Klawock, and then, Ketchikan. Scheer graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1986, earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado in 1990 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1999.
Scheer’s career in the seafood industry began at Silver Lining Seafoods/NorQuest Seafoods where he worked in processing and operations from 1985 to 1997. Scheer is licensed to practice law in Alaska and Washington, and, in a legal career that spanned 20 years (1999 – 2019), Scheer represented companies in the seafood and maritime industries operating in Alaska and the west coast, practicing business, regulatory, admiralty and transactional law.
In 2016, Scheer founded Premium Aquatics, LLC, d/b/a Seagrove, an Alaska mariculture development company. Seagrove operates a vertically integrated, multi-species mariculture operation, cultivating kelps and oysters. Seagrove operates a nursery in Ketchikan and a 127-acre kelp and shellfish farm on west side of Prince of Wales Island, 6 miles south of Craig, Alaska.
Scheer has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation since 2007. Scheer also serves as the Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Alaska Mariculture Alliance and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Southeast Conference.