Rosy is Scottish on her mother’s side and Cree on her father’s side from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Alberta.
She has 10 years experience working directly with Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada. Rosy has a strong project management skill set grounded in an Indigenous-led approach, that brings forth positive, successful, culturally relevant and culturally-appropriate projects and events. Most recently, Rosy has acted as the Program Manager for the Artist – Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneur Program, a 22-week Business Entrepreneurship program run through the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business and Faculty of Fine Arts. Rosy has also acted as lead project coordinator on many large-scale projects including; the Witness Blanket Project, Gathering our Voices Aboriginal youth conference, the First Nations, Métis, Urban Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Reinvestment Initiative, Economic Empowerment of BC’s Aboriginal Youth, and the anpBC Strategy. Through this work, Rosy has overseen the creation of large-scale project deliverables including extensive summary reports and provision of impactful and relevant results and recommendations to both funders and Indigenous communities and organizations.
Rosy has a Bachelors Degree from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick with a major in political science and a minor in Canadian studies. She has a passion for travel and loves to spend as much time as possible in her garden. Born and raised in the Okanagan Valley, Rosy has lived in Victoria for the past ten years with her husband Shane and young daughter Isla.