Our Mission

To bring people together and help them build long term meaningful relationships; and to advance legacy projects for Alaska and beyond.

Our Vision

To help our clients and communities be more informed, connected and empowered.

We are facilitators, stakeholder engagement strategists, and consensus optimization specialists for companies and organizations with dynamic stakeholder engagement and communication needs that are critical to their success.

We have the cross cultural understanding, the solid reputation, and unique communications skills to be specialists in this field.

Joy Huntington is the Principal Consultant and President of Uqaqti Consulting LLC, an Alaskan community relations and communications firm.

Uqaqti just celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2021! Joy has effectively led communications efforts and facilitated public meetings across the state in over fifty villages statewide. She has 20 years of experience in rural communications and outreach.

Joy Huntington

Principal | CEO | Founder

Our Team

Jennifer Keller

Chief Operating Officer

Sean Solie

Project Manager

Teisha Simmons

Workforce Development + Marketing

Morgan McCammon

Public Involvement Specialist (Contractor)

Lindsay Johnson

Executive Assistant | Business Support

Our Clients + Projects

Tanana Chiefs Conference - Lobbying

Council of Athabascan - Tribal Governments

AIDEA AMDIAP - DOWL

HDR Interior Energy Project

Polaris Building

Graphite One Resources

Home Therapy Solution

HDR/DOT&PF Freight Mobility Plan

Rural Cap Elder Mentor Program

Nanushuk EIS - DOWL

Boston Consulting Group

Senator Lisa Murkowski Campaign

Ginessa Sams Campaign for Doyon Board

Walsh Sheppard AGDC

GCI

Effie Kokrine Charter School

Ketchikan Indian Community

USACE Tribal Relations Strategy

Teck Resources

North Slope Borough

Chugach Electric Association

Matanuska Electric Association

Eklutna Hydroelectric Project

Cordova Airport Runway Rehabilitation and Fence Installation – DOWL

AVCP Freight Corridor Study - DOWL

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Willow EIS - DOWL

Northwest Transportation Plan - DOWL

No on 1 - Stand for Alaska

Council of Athabascan - Tribal Governments - Lobbying

Manley Village Council

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Trilogy Metals

A2A Railway

FAI Runway 2R/20L Reconstruction - HDR

Hilcorp Alaska

Kenai Borough Community Wildfire Protection Plan - SWCA

FAST Road Service Area Extension Plan - PDC

Chistochina Enterprises

Strategies 360 Grasstops

Eklutna Hydroelectric Project

Ballot Measure 2 - Alaskans for Better Elections

Doyon Limited

RESPEC

Kenai Peninsula Borough

SWCA Consultants

Walsh Sheppard

Alaska Gasline Development Corporation

Association of Village Council Presidents - AVCP

Blueprint Media LLC

Heliostar Metals

Royal Gold

DOT&PF King Cove Road Design - DOWL

Kinross Manh Choh Project

Ambler Metals

BLM Red Devil Mine Clean-up

NPS Glacier Bay National Park EIS - WSP

Contango ORE

Newcrest Mining Limited

DOT&PF Upper Tanana Airport Planning Project - DOWL

BLM Coastal Plain EIS - EMPSI

Alaska Gateway School District

North Slope Borough Airport Transition Planning - KSA Engineering

Environmental Management and Planning Solutions Inc. (EMPSI)

AK DOT&PF Aviation and Airports

Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning or FAST Planning

KSA Engineering

National Park Service

Alaska Gateway School District

Alaska Native Renewable Industries

Zane Hills Capital

AK DOT&PF Planning Department

Jennifer Keller

Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer is a lifelong Alaskan who has devoted her over 20 year career to issues of infrastructure, accessibility and resiliency affecting all Alaskans. She dedicated twenty years to the Alaska Dept of Fish & Game and Alaska Dept of Transportation & Public Facilities.

She brings strengths in rural and urban project management, strategic planning, transportation, community outreach, data analysis, program coordination and client relations. She was born and raised in Homer and graduated from UAF with a Geography degree in 2001.

As Uqaqti continues to grow it is exciting to have a dynamic, thoughtful and capable leader on the team.

Sean Solie

PROJECT MANAGER

Sean currently works as the Project Manager for Uqaqti Consulting, an Alaskan community relations and communications firm. Sean’s work with Uqaqti focuses on supporting strategy, operations, logistics, outreach, and communication for a diverse set of projects across the state. Prior to joining Uqaqti, Sean worked as the Project Coordinator for the Alaska to Alberta Railway Development Corporation (A2A) – a venture to connect the Alaska Railroad with the North American railroad system. Before working with A2A, Sean worked as a staff member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Committee) for Senator Lisa Murkowski. During his tenure with the Committee, Sean supported various staff members on issues ranging from energy, natural resources, to public and territorial lands. Prior to joining the Committee, Sean worked for a small outfit servicing remote areas of Alaska in IT support such as data management, cloud services, telecommunications, and office and software products.

Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Sean has experience working on various geo-exploration projects around the interior. He attended Montana State University (Bozeman) and subsequently the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he completed his B.A. in business management with a concentration in finance. In his free time, Sean enjoys the many outdoor activities Alaska has to offer with his son, Liam.

Teisha Simmons

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT + MARKETING

Teisha is Central Koyukuk Athabascan and grew up in the villages of Galena and Koyukuk. Teisha graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2000, and then again with a master’s degree in Community-Clinical Psychology in 2003.

Teisha has a 20-year career working throughout rural Alaska in teaching, senior administration, and community development. She currently lives in Fairbanks with her partner Zac and daughter Tassy.

Morgan McCammon

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT SPECIALIST (CONTRACTOR) | DOWL

Morgan is a public relations professional with more than a decade of experience supporting highly specialized industries with communications and policy analysis. Morgan’s strengths include consensus building within diverse partnerships, crafting communications plans, and coordinating collaborative advocacy activities.

With meticulous attention to detail, Morgan is also skilled at copy editing, project administration, and event management logistics. Her professional experience has encompassed projects and teams throughout Alaska, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota.

Lindsay Johnson

EXECUTIVE ASSTANT | BUISINESS SUPPORT

Lindsay has been on the Uqaqti team since March of 2019 and lends a multitude of skills to our success. Formerly in the construction and oil & gas industries, she learned a plethora of skills in a variety of areas, making her a multifaceted asset.

With over 25 years of business support experience, Lindsay is familiar with the successes as well as challenges of doing business in the great state of Alaska. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys traveling, getting too much sun, learning, and all things creative.

We are a statewide communications and community relations firm serving Alaska and beyond.