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.


  • Corey Gronn, Chairperson
  • Leonard 'Pat' Heitman, Vice-Chair
  • Laurence Anderson, Secretary
  • Carla Schauff, Treasurer
  • Anthony Cange, Director
  • Alexis  'Sonny' Chichenoff, Director
  • Donene Tweten, Director
  • Jeannine Marsh, Director
  • Margaret Roberts, Director


  • James K. Erickson, President & CEO
  • David Anderson, Vice-President

Business and Financial Management Experience

NOK’s extensive business and financial management experience include:

  • 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 5 subsidiaries
    • KOMAN Diversified Services, LLC (KDS), a HUBZone certified small business specializing in general construction
    • KOMAN Government Solutions, LLC (KGS), an 8(a) company specializing in environmental remediation, construction, munitions services, and oparations and maintenance
    • KOMAN Construction, LLC (KC), an 8(a) company specializing in vertical and horizontal construction
    • Environmental Assessment Services (EAS), an 8(a) company specializing in environmental compliance, spill response & natural resource damage assessment, and ecological resource characterization & restoration
    • SWP Contracting and Paving (SWP), an 8(a) and HUBZone certified company specializing in civil construction and design, pavement preservation and maintenance, and general and federal government contracting.
  • 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 renowned Alutiiq Museum as well as professional office space
  • Partnership and present management of one of Alaska’s largest and most successful forest management companies, Koncor Forest Products Company
  • 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