Right Moves

Bettisworth North


Bettisworth North Architects and Planners selected Colleen Kelly as its new Director of Marketing and Business Development. Kelly has a decade of experience in communication, marketing, and business development. She holds dual bachelor’s in journalism and public communications and French language from UAA and is nearing completion of a master’s degree in technical communication from Minnesota State University.

Simon & Seafort’s


Rachelle Alger joined Simon & Seafort’s as the Event and Marketing Manager. She will oversee all facets of events booked in Room 49, Simon’s private dining room, and restaurant promotional activities. Alger received her master certification in contract administration from George Washington University.

Alaska USA


Alaska USA Financial Planning & Investment Services’ Michael Klopfer has earned his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. The CFP mark is recognized as the highest standard in personal financial planning. Investment Advisors who earn the CFP have met the rigorous requirements of the CFP Board and set the standard for responsible and ethical financial planning.

Elliott Bay Design Group


Elliott Bay Design Group added a full-time marine engineer to its Ketchikan office. Sarah Nichols joins the team as a Marine Engineer and will provide onsite technical engineering support to some of the firm’s major clients. Nichols’ background includes six years of project engineer and project management experience within a shipyard environment.

Schneider Structural Engineers


Forest W. Bishop joined Schneider Structural Engineers’ Alaska office as the company’s EIT, Junior Structural Engineer I. Bishop brings with him more than fifteen years of construction industry experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a structural emphasis and minor in architecture science from Washington State University.


Steven D. Cinelli, PE, joined the firm as its Alaska Manager. Cinelli brings with him twenty years of engineering, management, and consulting experience in the consulting engineering, oil and gas, and telecommunications industry. He holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University, a master of business administration from University of Alaska Anchorage, and a master of science in petroleum engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Steven Kemp joined the engineering company as Drafter II. Kemp has extensive Arctic structural experience; he also brings to the position oil and gas experience with drill site design and modification, well tie-ins, well line upgrades, and pipeline support and racks. Kemp has an AAS in architectural and engineering technology from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a certification in aviation safety, accident prevention, and technical inspection from USAER Aviation Safety.


The company also hired David Park, a thirty-year veteran in engineering and architecture. Park has a rich history in architectural design that spans many market segments. For the last six years Park has used his CAD skills from the environmental technologist program at Humber College in Ontario, Canada, providing design and drafting support for various commercial projects.

Municipality of Anchorage

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz appointed Donald “Ralph” Gibbs as the new Director of the Municipality of Anchorage’s (MOA) Merrill Field. Gibbs comes to the MOA from the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he’s served as the Director of Aviation since 2016. He has more than thirty years of experience in the field—both civilian and military—and holds a master of business administration degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

SeaWide Express


The SeaWide Express team welcomed Suzanne Fairbanks as a new Account Executive with primary responsibility for sales to the Alaska market. Fairbanks has extensive experience in the transportation market to Alaska, with more than twenty years of experience in the industry. Her history ranges from nationwide LTL carrier and ocean carrier to freight forwarding experience.

R&M Consultants


Nathan Dennis joined R&M Consultants as an Environmental Specialist in the company’s Environmental Services Group. Dennis’ experience includes gathering environmental baseline data, Phase I and II ESAs, storm water management, and field environmental services. Dennis has a bachelor of science in environmental science from the University of Idaho.



KeyBank promoted Jesse Wolf to Commercial Analyst, a role in which he will assist with client and sales support to Alaska’s Commercial Bank relationship team. Previously he served as branch manager, a high-profile management position he has held since 2008. In that position, he was accountable for soliciting consumer and business accounts to grow branch profitability and was consistently honored as a top producer in Key’s Alaska district.



Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) named L. Tiel Smith as its new Chief Operating Officer. Smith brings more than fifteen years of management and strategic leadership experience to the agency, which works to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans. Smith is an Aleut shareholder of BBNC and Choggiung. He holds a bachelor of science from Utah State University and master of business administration from Alaska Pacific University.

First National Bank Alaska

Four knowledgeable experts are taking on new responsibilities at First National Bank Alaska.


Pamela Keeler was named Compliance Senior Legal Counsel and appointed Senior Vice President. She will be responsible for ensuring the bank complies with banking laws, regulations, and rules. Her legal expertise is rooted in a diverse education, with a number of degrees in political science-public service, education, and law from the University of California, Davis, Western Washington University, and University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.


With more than sixteen years of financial experience, Stephanie Daniels is Cash Management’s newest Services Specialist and was appointed Business Development Officer. She will utilize her background in business banking and lending to work closely with customers and offer solutions that help day-to-day operations run smoothly.


A decorated Army veteran, Rob Parrish was appointed Branch Manager of the Sitka Branch. In his new role, Parrish will be responsible for lending, customer service, branch operations, and business development. A graduate of the bank’s Management Associate Program, Parrish spent time honing his financial skills in Anchorage, Bethel, Eagle River, Kenai, Palmer, and Wasilla.


Trust Account Administrator Amy Robinson brings a wealth of experience in trust, wealth management, and estate planning to the bank. Appointed Trust Officer, she has extensive knowledge in complex commercial transactions and consumer finance regulation and will present a unique and valuable perspective helping customers reach their trust and investment goals.