After graduating with her degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from Thompson Rivers University, Cheryl began her career with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in Prince George, BC. During her time with the Ministry, Cheryl worked closely on land-use files and right of way acquisitions for both Regional and District capital projects throughout BC’s North, while providing support to provincial staff on land-use issues.
After several years in Prince George, Cheryl decided to move back to warmer weather in Kamloops, where she accepted a position with the City of Kamloops as Transit Planner. It was with the City that Cheryl really began tuning in to her passion for active transportation, urban mobility, and its integration with community planning. Cheryl has experience in transit oriented design and technical operations, and a keen interest in thoughtful community engagement and consultation; she truly believes that community engagement is both a process and an outcome.
When away from the office, Cheryl enjoys being outside with her partner Lachlan and their dog, Silas. Cheryl is a passionate cycling advocate both in her local community, and on a provincial level with the BC Cycling Association. She loves trail running, biking, Nordic skiing, camping, and yoga. Cheryl is very excited to be able to spend more time in the Okanagan on both a personal and professional level!