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Niki Suomala

Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Science in Forestry

minors in Biology and Parks & Recreation Management

Niki is a third generation Alaskan who was born and raised in Ketchikan. After receiving her degree in Forestry from Northern Arizona University, she took an education hiatus and moved to Telluride, Colorado to ski and work in the industry. Niki worked for Telluride Ski & Golf from 2008-2015, starting in front line sales and leaving the company as the Director of Retail. Her major duties included budgeting, inventory management, buying, and merchandising.

Niki moved back to Ketchikan with her family in August of 2015, and joined Welsh Whiteley Architects as the Office Administrator. She has since returned to school and is currently working towards a Master in Natural Resources and Geographic Information Science from Oregon State University. Niki enjoys outdoor recreation, planning events, live music, and loves to ski.