Allis Markham is an award-winning taxidermist / Nassologist based in Los Angeles, California. She was named 'Third in the World' at the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships for her African Jacana. Allis is also the 2018 California Champion receiving Judges Choice Best of Show, People's Choice and the Artisan Award from the United Taxidermist Association. She was a seminar instructor on '3D technology in Taxidermy' a the 2019 World Taxidermy Competition


More recently, Allis has focused on museum work and public education. She is proud to have been an adjunct professor during the 2019 semester at Occidental College teaching taxidermy on behalf of the Biology Department. It is the only taxidermy college course in the country in recent years. 


Her clients include institutions such as the Natural History Museum of Santa BarbaraMoore Lab of ZoologyThe Huntington LibraryThe Frost Museum of ScienceColorado State University and The GettyAdditionally, she has created commissions for GucciThe Nomad Hotel EB Florals and television shows such as Bates Motel


Allis has also been featured in numerous publications such as The New York TimesThe Washington Post, the cover of LA Weekly and more. You can also watch the critically acclaimed documentary STUFFED which followed her for several years or listen to her Ologies podcast. 

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