A’si’em nu schala’cha thank you to the Llekwungen speaking peoples for allowing us to live, work and play on your lands!
I am a proud mother of two amazing kids, and love spending time with them, watching them grow and learn things in this complicated world. I’ve lived on the Island most of my life and never get tired of being near the ocean and breathing in the fresh air we are lucky to have here! I love being outdoors, going for walks and hikes, as well as tinkering in photography and practicing yoga and meditation almost daily. Being active is a big part of my day! My happy place is a tropical sandy beach with turquoise water to snorkel in, but no matter where I am, I’m happiest with my family around me.
My background has always been in the sports injuries and health field, and I retired from being a Chiropractor shortly after our second child came along. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work part-time at OneFeather as the in-office bookkeeper which allows me to achieve a balance between work and family.
CEO & Founder
I am a member of the We Wai Kai Nation (Cape Mudge) and presently reside in Victoria with my wife of 21 years and 2 children.
Most recently I held the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Malahat Nation/Investment Corporation and now focus on working with other First Nations throughout Canada to advance and focus their governance, administrative structures, and install effective modern economic and business authorities. Most recently, I have been appointed to the Board of Directors for Tree Canada and welcomed aboard the Aboriginal Write to Read Project Team.
Over the past 20 plus years, I have been working with First Nations, First Nations Agencies, and all levels of Government - always to grow aboriginal communities, protecting aboriginal title and rights, and enhancing cultural and social values and priorities.
I combine my understanding of government and business processes with a pragmatic and a deeply rooted awareness and respect of Indigenous People and the social and cultural processes required to ensure successful Nation building.
I have completed the DEP through the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) alongside other degrees and professional designations including a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Diplomas in Governance and Public Administration from the University of Victoria, Business Management, First Nations Schools Management, and International Trade.
I believe strongly in community service. I have been a Rotarian since 2003, and by invitation, a Director for the Strathcona Community Futures, Campbell River Museum, Provincial Task Force for Aboriginal Economic Development, Vice-President and President UVic Native Student Union, and sat as National Aboriginal Student Spokesperson with the Canadian Federation of Students.