Katherine Keith is co-owner of Remote Solutions, LLC and is a Project Director, Energy Engineer, and Certified Health Coach. She has significant experience with project management in rural Alaska Ms. Keith has written dozens of technical grants for rural Alaska and other institutions. Ms. Keith is dedicated to promoting projects that are sustainable for rural Alaska. Ms. Keith has worked in NW Alaska with Kotzebue Electric Association, the City of Kotzebue, Maniilaq, LLC, the NWAB School District, the Selawik IRA, the City of Selawik, and the Northwest Arctic Borough. Ms. Keith graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks with an interdisciplinary degree in Renewable Energy Engineering. Read more below.
The ability to maintain a healthy quality of life by adopting healthy physical routines and eating habits, and recognizing and avoiding destructive behaviors and habits (drugs, tobacco, alcohol, etc.)
The ability to make positive decisions and to recognize our personal responsibility for the quality of our physical environment, including the air, water and land.
The ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment.
The ability to relate to and connect with others by establishing and maintaining positive relationships with friends, family, co-works and intimate partners.
The ability to understand ourselves and to cope with challenges and adverse life conditions, including the ability to acknowledge, manage and feelings of sadness, anger, joy, pain and love.
The ability to find personal fulfillment from our jobs and career path while maintaining balance in our lives.
Financial wellness is having an understanding of your financial situation and taking care of it in such a way that you are prepared for financial changes.
Meaningful and mutually supportive relationships with people who have our best interests in mind often help us make healthy choices and impact our emotional and physical health.
What and when we eat has a big impact on our body and how we feel. It can affect energy levels, how well our body and brain functions, our sleep quality and it can support or diminish our ability to cope with stress.
The ability to instill peace and inter-connections in our lives by finding deeper meaning, realizing a common purpose that binds us together, and connecting to aspects of life beyond ourselves.
Getting active has positive effects on our health and wellness, both physically and psychologically. Exercising regularly can help us cope better with stress. Being physically active is one of the most important things we can do to benefit our health.
Sleep is vital for keeping our bodies and minds functioning properly. It plays a key role in improving memory, alertness, energy, and motivation.
Lt. Governor Byron Mallot and John Baker talking about Alaskans Changing Together
It is important to get your regular medical checkups and practice preventative health care. This includes avoiding second hand smoking, taking vitamins, and being in charge of your own healthcare.
Lt. Governor Byron Mallot and John Baker talking about Alaskans Changing Together.
Lieutenent Governor Byron Mallot, John Baker, and Katherine Keith talking about Alaskans Changing Together.
Gov. Bill Walker (center) with 2011 Iditarod champion John Baker and his fiance Katherine Keith at the AFN convention on Friday, October 16, 2015. Photo by KTUU.
Lt. Governor Byron Mallot, John Baker, and Katherine Keith talking about Alaskans Changing Together.
Nina Schwinghammer is a business consultant and a lifelong Alaskan. Her background includes managing sled dog tour operations, working as a business consultant for a GIS firm, and developing a program for sustainable food at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She also received her Bachelors of Science at UAF where she studied the impacts of climate in the arctic. She enjoys working with small businesses to find resources and creating effective work solutions. Nina is passionate about all of Alaska's diverse issues and people and loves being able to work in such a great state.
Scott Warren is an experienced leader, facilitator, advisor, and educator with deep roots in northern Alaska. Mr. Warren is committed to serving the people of the Arctic through his work in business, industry, community development, and education. Coming to northwest Alaska as a youth, over 40 years ago, gave Mr. Warren a deep knowledge and respect for the Inupiat people, Ilitqusiat (values), culture, and language.