Lisa is from the Heiltsuk and Git'ga'at Nations. She grew up in the small community of Prince Rupert, Northern B.C. until she married into the Haisla Nation where she now lives, enjoying life with her husband and 3 dogs.
Lisa loves the outdoors and explores the area by hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, long road trips and side by siding. She worked in the Aboriginal Child & Youth Care for 10 years, fulfilling many different roles such as Youth Counselor, Case File Manager, Safe House Support Worker and Aboriginal Child & Youth Mental Health Support Worker.
She moved to Kitimat in early 2011, where she made the crucial decision to start her education journey at the Northwest Community College. Taking two years, she gained her diploma in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. She then moved to Vancouver in 2013 and graduated in 2015 from Capilano University with Bachelor of Business Administration. In 2020, Lisa graduated with a Masters in Global Management and is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration - Executive Management.
For 3 years Lisa worked at Rio Tinto BC Works as an advisor for communications and communities until October 2020 when she changed positions and now works for the Haisla Nation Council as their Business Development Manager.
ʼiks ḡʷáilas (take care)