Annie is a purpose-driven entrepreneur dedicated to enriching relationships between Indigenous and corporate communities. Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded Rise to respond to reconciliation and advance Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.
Bringing together Indigenous and corporate communities to create shared value, Annie champions a values-based approach to strategic inclusion. She creates undisputed space for her clients to realize their vision and establish inclusive relationships, ultimately supporting clients in reconciliation. Annie holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and her background in economic development, marketing and communications provides her with a solid foundation for translating multifaceted socio-economic challenges and opportunities, while leveraging the strengths and skills of those around her.
Annie is a member of the Metis Nation of Alberta and is proud to volunteer and serve as a Director on the Board with the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business, the Board with Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, the Weaving Roots Foundation, and is a Co-Chair of the Young Women in Energy Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Committee; Annie also serves on the Board of Directors with Shared Value Solutions.
Annie lives within Ktunaxa ?amaki?is, the homelands of the Ktunaxa people, in Fernie, British Columbia, with her husband and their two young children where they enjoy skiing, biking, and hiking as often as possible.