Originally from Manitoba, Brenda grew up in Calgary and spent the first part of her career in the golf and hospitality industry in Calgary and in Chilliwack, BC. Returning to Calgary in 2002, Brenda accepted a management role for a senior living community. She has worked in independent, assisted living and memory care environments, and she is passionate about supporting seniors and their families and sharing information and resources. A lifelong learner, Brenda completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology in 2018 and has also completed several courses in supporting people living with dementia and their care partners. Brenda is a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Society in Kelowna, is Chair of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimers and is also a volunteer with the Kelowna Seniors Outreach Society.
Brenda and her husband Ron have 5 adult children and 2 small dogs. They moved from Calgary to Kelowna in 2018 and have embraced the active aging lifestyle of the sunny Okanagan, enjoying golfing, biking, and of course the wonderful fresh fruit and wine that Kelowna is famous for! She is delighted to be a part of a wonderful company culture that honours the dignity and supports the independence of seniors and their families and looks forward to helping Kelowna seniors plan for optimal aging.