Tanya is an experienced stakeholder engagement and business advisor, board member and community leader. She is a member of the Tsawwassen First Nation (“TFN”) and lives on TFN lands, where she formerly served as an elected Councillor.
Tanya has over 20-years’ experience working with and leading First Nations, businesses, and not-for-profits. Currently, she provides advisory services to connect industry and Indigenous communities to build partnerships leading to economic reconciliation. She was recently recognized for her work as a key liaison between TFN and the City of Delta and was the recipient of the 2021 Tsawwassen Rotary Peace Builder Award.
Tanya is an active member of the community serving as a volunteer on wide range of Boards at the local, provincial, and national levels. She is currently a member of the Delta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, City of Delta’s Mayor’s Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism, Reach Child and Youth Development Society Advisory Board, and Council Member for the BC Capacity Initiative Council.
She has also served as Vice Chair to the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Board of Governors, a Director for the Reach Foundation, World Trade Centre Vancouver Advisory Committee, CCAB Indigenous Export Advisory Council and Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation.
Tanya is also a member of the Conservative Party’s Leadership Election Organizing Committee and ran in the 2019 federal election in the riding of Delta.
Tanya was elected BC Treaty Commission Commissioner by the First Nations Summit for a one-year term beginning in February 2018.
She is a member of Tsawwassen First Nation and has served as an elected Executive Councillor. She worked for the TFN Government for 20 years and has held key roles with the Treaty Team and the Economic Development Corporation.
Tanya studied at the University of Northern BC and holds a Public Relations Associate Certificate from British Columbia Institute of Technology. She resides on TFN lands with husband Matt and her two children, Isabella, and James.