As President of the Vancouver Island Trail Association Liz will collaborate and work in partnership with tourism associations, business groups, Indigenous Peoples and outdoor groups to promote the trail.
Liz retired from the BC Public Service in 2015 where she served at the senior level, in public engagement, community outreach and strategic planning positions. Previously, Liz served in a diplomatic role with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Africa and worked in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya from 1973 – 1983. Liz is Past President of the Outdoor Club of Victoria, a club founded in 1942 and a strong supporter of VITA. Liz sat on the Board of Governors at Royal Roads University and she is a former volunteer with the Crime Prevention Unit for the Victoria Police Department. Liz is also President of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC and has served in the role since 2019. The Federation advocates for non motorized access to BC’s trails and backcountry, and works collaboratively with the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC.
Liz is passionate about the outdoors and ensuring that future generations have the same access to trails that we enjoy today.