President + Strategic Engagement
Michael is the President and majority owner of SALT. Born and raised in Anchorage, Michael is an Alaska Native of Yupik descent. Her late father Glenn Fredericks was born in the Kuskokwim region and her late mother Jan Fredericks came to Alaska in the early 60S, after being raised all over the world in a military family. Michael received her Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Washington and her Masters of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Michael has leveraged her architectural training into a specialization in complex stakeholder engagement around design projects. Over her 16 years of experience, Michael’s facilitation services have evolved to include business planning, community engagement, project planning, complex problem solving, organizational planning, action planning, and focused conversations around challenging issues.
A born listener, Michael strongly believes that the most successful initiatives harness collaborative thought and align the solution with the stakeholder – not the other way around. Providing a strong process for stakeholder engagement not only empowers the user, but has proven to result in bottom line savings as well. Michael is adept at helping groups define their unique version of success and provide them with a roadmap to achieve their goals.
Away from the office, Michael lends her strategic thinking as a connector and community activator. Michael’s proudest accomplishment is the family she has created and the eclectic group that call her mom.
Qualifications: Masters of Architecture, Certification in the Technology of Participation
Yes, please! Knitting and Netflix.
No, thanks. Scary Movies.
Non-negotiable: Always finding the win-win.