Community involvement: Board President of Impact Toolbox, Vice-chair of BC Alliance for Arts and Culture, past Vice-chair and Advisor of United Nations Association in Canada- Vancouver branch, Senator for UBC Okanagan, Official Canadian artist for 2010 Olympics, volunteer for many local non-profits. Past Trustee for Okanagan Regional Library and Director for BC Municipal Finance Authority.
Awards & Recognition: BC Lieutenant Governor Award, Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal, Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women (WXN), BC’s Top Forty Under 40 in Business (BiV magazine), Top 20 Under 40 (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce), Multicultural Community Champion (North Okanagan Social Planning Council), BC’s 25 Most Powerful Women Leaders (BC Business Magazine), Volunteer Spirit Award (Central Okanagan Foundation), BC Culture Days Ambassador (BC Ministry/Culture Days).
Qualifications: Bachelor of Fine Arts (ECUAD), M.A. in Intercultural and International Communication (Royal Roads), PhD in Political Science (UBC), Level One Certificate of Excellence (LGLA), GBA+ Certificate (Government of Canada)