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Council Member - Yukon Government Nominee

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Appointed May 11, 2017 and nominated by the Yukon Government.

I have enjoyed life in the Yukon for thirty three years. My working career spans forty years including the public government sector and in recent years consulting.

Yukon work has primarily focused on sustainable development/ natural resource management, land claims preparedness and implementation, devolution of resource management programs from Canada to Yukon, multi-party negotiations and agreements, as well as partnerships and shared initiatives to facilitate responsible development. Work with First Nations and public governments, resource industry, and in multi-party arrangements have all been enriching and fulfilling.

I worked with Yukon Government from 2000 to 2006 in Economic Development and Energy Mines and Resources on senior management teams. Recent work has included collaboration in the design and implementation of a comprehensive multi-party socio-economic monitoring program working with Selkirk First nation, Yukon government and Minto Explorations Ltd.

Work with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada during the eighties and nineties included renewable resource management; environmental assessment of Yukon major projects; economic development through multi- party agreements; and work with negotiators to conclude Umbrella Final Agreement negotiations and prepare for devolution and land claims implementation.

Education and other

  • Master of Applied Environmental Studies (MAES) University of Waterloo, 2000.
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm. Honours), Applied Economics and Statistics, Carleton University, 1975
  • Coaching certificate- 2007
  • Completed many work related courses and seminars

Volunteer Experience and memberships

  • Rotarian since 2001; currently Assistant Governor Yukon and Alaska, former Past President Rendezvous Rotary Club
  • Member: Friends of McIntyre Creek and Yukon Bird Club and periodically Yukon Science Institute
  • Board member, Whitehorse Church of Nazarene since 2009
  • Previously worked on other community boards and projects such as United Way, Arctic Winter Games