About NOK

Natives of Kodiak, Inc. (NOK), is an Alaska Native Urban Corporation, incorporated in 1973 as a for-profit corporation organized under Alaska Law and pursuant to the 1971 federal Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (16 USC B 1601 et seq.), commonly referred to as “ANCSA”. NOK is managed by its President and CEO who is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors comprised of elected NOK shareholders.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Donene Tweten, Chairperson
Alexis “Sonny” Chichenoff, Vice Chairperson
Carla Schauff, Treasurer
Laurence Anderson, Secretary
Anthony Cange, Director
Leonard ‘Pat’ Heitman, Director
Margaret L. Roberts, Director
David Anderson, Director
Jeannine (“JJ”) Marsh, Director
Management
Michael L. Kelly, President and CEO
David Anderson, Vice-President


Business and Financial Management Experience

NOK’s extensive business and financial management experience includes:

  • Management of approximately 23,040 acres of land on Kodiak and Afognak Islands including the creation, implementation and oversight of a professional land use policy and permitting system;
  • 100% ownership (through KOMAN Holdings, LLC) of KOMAN Diversified Services, LLC, an 8(a) company specializing in general construction, apparel manufacturing, and Base Operations and Support Services (BOSS);
  • 100% ownership of KOMAN, Inc., a graduated 8(a) company, still a Small Disadvantaged Business, specializing in engineering, architectural design and construction services;
  • Master planning and development of Kodiak Island’s Spruce Cape Subdivision, a master planned 122 unit single family housing project located on 55 acres of NOK land at the north end of Kodiak, including sewer and water design and construction;
  • Environmental restoration coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at NOK’s Buskin Beach property;
  • Construction and management of Kodiak’s 18,000 square foot, $3 million dollar Alutiiq Center, built to exacting national archival standards, which houses the renown Alutiiq Museum as well as professional office space;
  • Professional management and oversight of highly diversified investment portfolios for Natives of Kodiak, Inc. and the Natives of Kodiak Shareholder Permanent Fund Trust;
  • Partnership and present management of one of Alaska’s largest and most successful forest management companies, Koncor Forest Products Company;
  • Partnership in two limited liability venture capital companies with diverse early stage high-tech and internet technology companies; and
  • Limited partnership in the Portland Paramount Hotel including initial construction and planning of this first class, 154 room, downtown Portland, Oregon facility and on-going limited partnership activities.