Heather McKenzie’s long lineage of the Williams Lake Indian Band (T’exelcemc [Williams Lake Band people] are members of the Secwepemc Nation [Shuswap people]. The Secwepemc lands extend from Shuswap Lake in the south to Quesnel Lake in the north, and from Columbia-Kootenay Range in the east to Alexis Creek area). Her living parent Catherine McKenzie (nee Wycotte) & Jim McKenzie (rest in peace); and her Grandparents (rest in peace) Jimmy Wycotte (WWII Veteran) and Mary-Jane Pierro Charlie-Wycotte.
Heather has 20+ years’ expertise in the Education Administration profession; offering extensive and successful experience promoting multiple academic opportunities. Emphasis on competitive analysis and team leadership to First Nation students. In addition, Heather passionately shaped/created/generated for her traditional community numerous opportunities to Pre-Kindergarten-K (Daycare and Preschool to K-4) through Post-Secondary (Incentive Programs, Bursaries, Grants); to parents (Engagement); to Elders (Recognition).
Heather is proud and honored to provide her professional Membership and expertise to First Nations’ Emergency Services Society; Sugar Cane Tread Pro Tires & Mechanical/Products; and over 26+ years as the President/Vice President - Board of Director for the Cariboo Chilcotin Training Employment Centre (CCATEC).
In her spare-time she enjoys her family, the Outdoors ~ engaging in sports such as; soccer (indoors and out); participating in marathons; triathlons; mountain biking. Building creative projects; landscaping projects at home.” Kukwstsétselp (Thank you to more than one).”