In January 2002, I moved from Southern Canada to Fort Liard, a small Dené community in the southwest corner of the Northwest Territories. My role was to be the Economic Development Officer for Fort Laird, Trout Lake, and Nahanni Butte, helping people to start and run their own businesses.
In late 2005, I moved to Whitehorse, Yukon, where, after a brief stint as a government bureaucrat, former clients began asking me to provide services on a contract basis. I began providing business and economic development consulting services for northern First Nations, small businesses, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations.
In 2016, I began wondering, "What's next?" and applied to the Banff Centre's Getting to Maybe Social Innovation Residency. It was there that I was introduced to systems thinking theory and practice and, that same year, I evolved my consulting practice to provide facilitation services using a systems-thinking lens.
In this current iteration of my practice, I have been honoured to be invited to help with a wide variety of challenging and meaningful work.