Niko has almost 20 years of professional experience in transportation, environmental and land use planning. Before co-founding Eisen|Letunic, he worked as a planner for several government agencies in the Bay Area at the local, regional and federal levels, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Association of Bay Area Governments/Bay Trail Project and the City of Oakland.
Niko specializes in planning projects that require in-depth research, insightful analysis and effective written communication. At Eisen|Letunic, he has led numerous research projects on a variety of planning topics, including plan documents, background and existing conditions reports, literature reviews, compilations of best practices, "toolboxes" and checklists, policy summaries, and interviews.
A long-time resident of San Francisco, Niko was born in Ecuador to Croatian parents and was raised in Colombia. He holds a bachelor's degree from Tufts University and master's degrees from UT Austin and UC Berkeley. He has served on the Citizens' Advisory Committee of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and is a graduate of the year-long "Leadership San Francisco" program sponsored by the S.F. Chamber of Commerce.