Lisa is a proud Wet’suwet’en woman and acknowledges the strength of the ancestors on her home territory in northern British Columbia. Professionally, Lisa is an CGA,CPA, CIA currently with the Department of National Defence in Canada as a Senior Auditor. As a civilian, she conducts operational audits and assists in fraud investigations on a Naval military base.
She currently serves as the Regional Civilian Co-Chair for the Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group (DAAG) which advises Senior Leadership on Aboriginal issues. Additionally, Lisa is on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Internal Auditors. This opportunity endeavors to provide professional development to enhance the skillset required as an internal auditor.
After earning a Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Victoria (UVic), she pursued specialties as a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. Lisa was one of the first twelve inaugural Ch’nook Scholars with the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Ch’nook Scholars honor and promote Aboriginal business professionals.
She mentored in the Len’onet program at UVic and has been a member of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA). As a recipient of the UVic Blue and Gold award, she was recognized for her work to improve life on campus and in the community.
On a perfect day, you would find Lisa, with her children, connecting with nature either scuba diving, snowboarding or canoeing.