Company Culture 

Company Culture 

At SALT we value our employees and are always finding new ways to create a balance between detailed and excellent work with quality time outside the office. We are a family of dedicated worker bees who know how to deliver high-quality outcomes for our clients while understanding the necessity to prioritize our lives outside of work. We enjoy making time to celebrate small or large wins (often with food), and encourage each other to push creative boundaries and exceed expectations. 

At SALT we value our employees and are always finding new ways to create a balance between detailed and excellent work with quality time outside the office. We are a family of dedicated worker bees who know how to deliver high-quality outcomes for our clients while understanding the necessity to prioritize our lives outside of work. We enjoy making time to celebrate small or large wins (often with food), and encourage each other to push creative boundaries and exceed expectations. 

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Our Company

SALT is an Alaska Native-owned, women-owned small business; the majority ownership is held by an Alaska Native. SALT falls into the AN/AI preference status under the 25 USC 450e(b) and is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the State of Alaska DOT #9900112

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Our History

1978

1978

Future

2018

2013

2000

Founder Barbara Cash opens interior design firm Interior Space Design 
Interior Space Design is rebranded and renamed to RIM Design 
Natasha Schmidt and Megan Lierman join the ownership of RIM Design 
RIM Design and RIM First People merge and rebrand into SALT by new owners Michael Fredericks, Natasha Schmidt, Megan Lierman and Kelsey Davidson
SALT is always looking for ways to grow and provide services for Alaskans. We are a dedicated team always brainstorming and bringing new ideas to the SALTine table
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Our Name

Salt, the mineral, is essential for balancing functions in the human body, it can be translated in every language (20+ languages are spoken in Alaska alone!), it has historically been documented as a form of currency and it adds flavor to an otherwise bland world. In other words, salt has value! We'd like to think that SALT's services add value, and contribute to every project's success. Some people insist that SALT is an acronym, so we came up with one just for you: So Awesome Like Tacos!

Our Mark

SALT's culture is deeply-rooted in the values and history of Alaska. We are dedicated to serving all Alaskans!  

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Our Team

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SALT is a cohesive team of driven individuals. With various service lines and expertise our team is qualified to help bring your visions and goals to the next level, while sprinkling in a bit of joy! 

Our Awards

2022 Calista Shareholder Awards 

Raymond C. Christiansen Business of the Year, Anchorage AK 

2022 Small Business President Award Winner  

Alaska Federation of Natives, Anchorage AK

 

2021 Alaska Chapter of ASID, Design Excellence Honor Award  

First Rate Financial, Anchorage AK

2020 Program Volunteer of the Year – SALT for work on Poshy Paws   

Neighborhood Hero Award, Anchorage Community Land Trust, Anchorage AK

2020 Alaska Chapter of ASID, Design Excellence Honor Award

Aurora Inn, Nome AK

2019 Alaska Chapter of ASID, Design Excellence Merit Award

Cook Inlet Housing Authority Headquarters, Anchorage AK

2019 Design Awards for Excellence in Architecture – Merit Award 

Fireweed Business Center, Anchorage AK

2017 ASID Alaska Chapter Design Excellence Merit Award

Rasmuson Foundation, Anchorage AK

2017 ASID Alaska Chapter Design Excellence Honor Award

Alaska Communications Business Technology Center, Anchorage AK

2017 Highest Rated Lodge Experience, John Hall’s Alaska

Denali Bluffs Hotel – Riverview Rooms, Denali National Park & Preserve, AK