Arctic IT® is a highly awarded technology company specializing in managed services and business application services. We are a proud member of the Doyon, Limited family of companies, an Alaska Native Corporation 8(a), and a Microsoft Gold Partner.
We started in 2003 as a local provider for the Anchorage market. Today, our company provides scalable, innovative solutions to clients nationwide and internationally.
No better words describe Arctic IT’s culture than Tenacious Ingenuity. It’s how we approach all our technology projects. We know there is an answer to every problem, and we work with you to solve it. Collaboration, expertise, and commitment to our clients are paramount in everything we do.
Isn’t that what you should expect from your technology partner?
Our bold spirit delivers enormous value in the critical phase where many organizations fail – finishing strong. Successful technology companies must have a world-class, talented team who consistently succeeds in delivering the best products and services. Arctic IT is that trusted, go-to team who makes things happen where others come up short. We know how to finish strong and help you win.
I have over 20 years of business experience in Network/Cloud Architecture, Software Design, and Business Process Automation for both private and public-sector enterprises. I have significant IT strategic planning and board-level participation throughout Indian country. Additionally, I have deep experience within the Microsoft Platform, Cloud Computing, and the Internet of Things. This includes hands-on technical knowledge and extensive business process management expertise. I thrive helping tribal enterprises, tribal governments, commercial businesses, and government organizations implement great technology solutions. I joined Arctic IT in May 2002.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein
Spending time with my family, mountaineering, mountain biking, hockey, and traveling.
I have climbed the Denali in Alaska, Aconcagua in Argentina, and Mt. Rainier (5 times). I was a chef and a butcher in a prior life.
Tuxedo Park, NY
With 20 years of business technology consulting and management experience, my career began as an end-user of business technology software. It quickly grew into providing professional services to clients and then to leading teams of resources focused on implementing Microsoft business applications. Starting my career as an end user of business technology served as the cornerstone for my success. I truly understand the end user experience and parlay that insight and empathy to how we serve our clients and ensure the best possible client experience. I joined Arctic IT in July 2009.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” - Walt Disney
Spending time with family and friends, walking, traveling, and sports.
This “Jersey Girl” loves traveling. I have hiked Grewingk Glacier at Kachemak Bay State Park in Homer, AK.
I have been working in consulting, professional services, and project management for 24 years. When I graduated college, I joined Price Waterhouse (became PriceWaterhouse Coopers) in the Management Consulting group. After many successful projects, I left to join Chain Link Technologies (later Kintana and acquired by Mercury) where I worked in services, research & development, and human resources. From Mercury, I went to Blue Shield of California where I worked on enterprise change management initiatives. I joined Arctic IT in March 2008.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
Camping, hiking, reading, and cooking.
I am a Green Bay Packers fan who has never been to Wisconsin. I have traveled to more countries (22) than states (21).
I am a team-oriented and seasoned professional with over twenty-eight years of combined experience. I served twenty-one years in the United States Air Force, with the second half focusing on user-centric technology and workflow management. Upon retiring, I transitioned to the private sector and joined Arctic IT in January 2010.
“Where there is unity there is always victory.” - Publilius Syrus
Fishing, hiking, snowboarding, and exploring Alaska with family.
I was raised in the Midwest, yet knowing my birthplace of Anchorage, Alaska drew me back. I left when I was six months old and now I can call it home.
Peter’s Creek, AK
I have spent over 18 years in technology leadership in various executive roles. I've served in many B2B organizations helping to transform them into digital-first companies. My career began in a commercial real estate firm helping our clients drive success through mobile applications, process automation, ERP solutions, and digital marketing. Next, I moved to the Dallas area and worked for a public recycling management and sustainability company to help them with ERP implementation, client facing BI solutions, custom pricing software, and cloud migrations. Today, my career is built on a passion for cloud services and the security of them, the power of data driven decisions, and the ability of technology to improve organizations to their highest efficiency.
"Don't find fault, find a remedy." - Henry Ford
Avid runner, amateur photographer, aspiring learner
I am a proud member of the Choctaw Tribe. I've been a founder of a startup and love to mentor startups; the passion is contagious. My daughters are the 5th generation on the same land.
My career has stretched from banking to governmental accounting and commercial accounting. Experiencing various roles in banking initially sparked my interest in fraud prevention and pushed me to continue my education in Forensic Accounting. I have had the opportunity to work for the Anchorage School District, helping the middle and high schools stay honest in handling and reporting the use of taxpayer’s funds. I have been a part of Arctic IT since 2008, which has offered a nice blend of government and commercial accounting and has opened my mind to a more well-rounded position based around large, complex tasks. In this role, I am constantly learning new things and widening my perspective on business a whole, beyond the accounting and finance umbrella.
“Enjoy the little things in life...for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” - Robert Brault
Spending time with my family, traveling, and being creative.
I am a 3rd generation Alaskan. I am a certified American Sign Language instructor for children.
Steve brings 24 years of experience in Information Technology to Arctic IT. He started his IT career as a Point-of-Sale (POS) repair technician and along the way gained experience in Credit Card Processing Testing/ Certification, Software Development, Performance Engineering, Business Analysis, and Project/Program Management. He is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Steve has expertise in Government Contracting, with nearly 18 years supporting the Federal Government, including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Interior’s (DOIs) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
“Your Customers will never be any happier than your employees”. - John R. DiJulius
Songwriting and guitar.
I met my wife when she hired me over the phone for a software development position in Florida. We had never met. Two years later I had to change positions, because she could no longer be my boss.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Our organization operates on up to 16 different grants and medical billing for certain services from 36 divisions and teams, so the reporting process is complex. Without Microsoft Dynamics and its FRx reporting capability, Watkins would face nearly insurmountable obstacles. The FRx reports setup is a clean and effective process that allows us to produce reports whenever we need them. That’s critical because reporting is a large part of our life. I’ve worked with many IT consultancies around the country throughout my career. I find Arctic IT to be one of the most responsive I’ve ever worked with.