Suzanne Donaldson-Stephens, Owner

Donaldson Enterprises is a Native American Woman owned business. Suzanne Donaldson-Stephens has over 8 years of experience in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction Industry working with large firms, small minority owned firms and government agencies.  Her roles include outreaching and networking coordination to WBE, MBE, DBE, ESB, Section 3 businesses and employees, monitoring apprenticeship utilization, and assisting with Community Participation Plans, implementation and monitoring on Public and Private Projects where the owner sees the value of inclusivity. She uses her expertise and experience for motivational speaking and mentoring.  Ms Donaldson-Stephens is recognized in the community as a small business advocate while working with large owners and clients in an effort to exceed contracting goals in a team effort.  

As a proud member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, she is active politically and culturally.  Suzanne is a member of the Kinswa Family. Ike Kinswa State Park is named after her great grandfather. Members of her family are enrolled Umatilla, Yakama, Warm Springs and Paiute; to name a few. She has served on Tribal Council and has been very active politically and culturally for over 15 years and is a budding artist. She loves to drum, dance, sing, make jewelry and spend time with family and friends.       

                        Tribal Council Member (June 06 – June 09)       

                        2011 Tribal Recognition Celebration—Appointed       

                        Pow Wow Committee Member 2005 – Current       

                        Pow Wow Committee Chair 2006-Current      

                        Cultural Resource Board – appointed 2008—Current       

                        Elders Program Assistant 2004 – Current       

                        Education Committee 2005 – Current       

                        Federal Acknowledgement Delegation to WA DC 2000       

                        Cowlitz Canoe participant       

                        Personnel Committee Co-Chair 1996-1997       

                        Social Services Committee Chair 1996-1998       

                        Tribal Newsletter Committee 2011-current