For the past 30 years, my job every day has been focused on improving lives - not in an intangible, unclear way but in a very real and substantial manner. I have developed and implemented successful programs and services in the Children's Services, Disabilities, Employment, and Seniors sectors. I have worked with people of southwestern Alberta to build their vision for children and families and developed an adolescent treatment centre for Kainaiwa Children's Services on the Blood Tribe First Nation. When I left Kainaiwa Children's Services, I was given the Blackfoot name Aakaoko'si (Protector of Children) in honour of my years of service to children and families.
I am currently Executive Director of the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization. I coach Little League baseball, volunteer with the Humane Society and play hockey, slo-pitch, curling and golf. My adult children live in B.C., and my son Kael attends school in Lethbridge. Erin and I live in Legacy Ridge with our dogs Nellie and Annie and our cats Chloe and Magoo.
Since 1989, I have been a manager and/or senior manager with several non-profit organizations, the Blood Tribe First Nation, and the Government of Alberta. I have been involved extensively with community initiatives and boards as well as partnership development. I have been a workshop presenter at various training events and conferences regionally, provincially and in the United States.
Cell: 403 360 5000
2nd Floor, City Hall
910-4th Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6
All members of City Council are members of:
- Community Issues Committee
- Finance Committee
-Municipal Planning Commission
-Social Housing in Action
-Animal Welfare Committee
-Community Design Committee
-Crossings Leisure Complex Steering Committee