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Niki Suomala

Oregon State University

Master of Natural Resources

Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Science in Forestry

minors in Biology and Parks & Recreation Management

Niki was born and raised in Ketchikan. After receiving her degree in Forestry from Northern Arizona University, she  moved to Telluride, Colorado to ski and spent 7 years working in the industry for Telluride Ski & Golf. Starting as a front line sales associate, Niki eventually became the Director of Retail, focusing on budgeting, inventory management, buying, and merchandising.

Niki moved back to Ketchikan with her family in 2015, and joined Welsh Whiteley Architects as the Office Administrator. In 2019, she completed a Masters degree in Natural Resources from Oregon State University, and welcomed another child. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor recreation, planning events, live music, and skiing.