City of Kamloops / City Councillor
DECEMBER 2005 - NOVEMBER 2008
DECEMBER 2011 - PRESENT
City of Kamloops /Acting Mayor
JUNE 2017 - OCTOBER 2017
Longest serving current member of city council. Served on almost every council committee since first elected. Proposed successful initiatives to council colleagues on opportunities such as climate action, fiscal responsibility, and better engaging youth at city hall. By unanimous vote of council, took on the role of full time acting Mayor when Mayor Milobar became an MLA and Mayor Christian was elected in a byelection. Helped steward the community through an active wildfire season with Kamloops as a key evacuation centre for the BC Interior and through the final stages of council's input into the Ajax mine proposal.
Thompson Nicola Regional District / Director
MARCH 2014 - PRESENT
One of six Kamloops council members appointed to TNRD board. Have served on economic development and tourism committee and utility services committee. Have fully supported the board’s work this term to tighten up fiscal accountability.
Sands Apartment / Property Manager
SEPTEMBER 2005 - PRESENT
Help manage 2 building apartment complex with 78 units. Overall responsibility for strategic planning. Experience in renting suites, tenant relations, scheduling and managing contractors, and risk management.
Union of BC Municipalities / Director, VP, President
SEPTEMBER 2013 - SEPTEMBER 2020
Elected by province wide vote of local elected officials to UBCM Board. Lots of experience on advocacy and partnership with the provincial government. Served on UBCM board convention committee, indigenous relations committee, environment, and Presidents committee. Chaired the environment and Presidents committee. Also Chaired UBCM’s special committee on climate action. Served as UBCM President in 2018/19.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities / Director
SEPTEMBER 2018 - SEPTEMBER 2019
JUNE 2020 - PRESENT
Appointed to FCM board for one year as UBCM President. Then, elected by BC local elected officials. Have served on standing committees for increasing Women’s participation in local government, municipal infrastructure and transportation, anti equity and racism, and environmental issues and sustainable development. Chaired the environmental issues and sustainable development committee.
BC Local Government Leadership Academy / VP, President, Director
SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT
Have helped train hundreds of local government elected officials across BC.
Before SEPTEMBER 2005
Owner, Full World Internet Coaching
Coordinator, Kamloops Community Racism Response Protocols
Internet Marketer, Brookdale International
Owner, Five Rivers Clothing Company
Project Officer, Oxfam Canada NGO 1994 South Africa Election Observer Team
Community Support Worker, Kamloops Society for Community Living
Busboy, Orchid Mandarin Restaurant
Delivery Driver, Brownies Fried Chicken
Royal Roads University / MA, Professional Communications
OCTOBER 2009 - OCTOBER 2011
Fielding Graduate University / Grad Certificate in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement
AUGUST 2009 - JANUARY 2010
University of British Columbia / Grad Certificate in Internet Marketing
McGill University / BA, Political Science
SEPTEMBER 1987 - SEPTEMBER 1991
UBCM Life Membership 2019
AIM Foundation Environmental Mentorship Award 2020
Kamloops This Week Readers Choice - Best Politician 2021