Team | Applied Reconciliation Coordinator
Lori was born and raised in Kimberley (kukama?nam) on the traditional unceded territory of the Ktunaxa Peoples near Cherry Creek North. Relationships with nature, water and art have allowed Lori to live and work in New Zealand along the Able Tasman coast for a period before retuning to BC to complete her education in Outdoor Recreation Management. The Kootenays would soon call her home to work as a Back-Country Park Ranger in the Bugaboos, and Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Parks before she was called to her most rewarding job of mother bear.
Currently she works as a Youth Coordinator for the Kimberley Youth Action Network engaging and supporting youth in creating initiatives, events, and activities that provide opportunities for relationship building, cross-cultural mentorship and experiential learning.
With both children in University, Lori and her husband spend much of their spare time homesteading and stewarding the wetland they now live on north of Kimberley. Today, Lori is excited to be emersed in the creation of a newly forming water stewardship group called “Friends of Cherry Creek” and is especially excited to join the Living Lakes Canada Team to support the Applied Reconciliation Team as a local neighbour, friend and ally for water stewardship for the community of ?aq’am and surrounding area.