As a passionate Indigenous leader, Kayla works to carve pathways for Indigenous Peoples to be decision-makers for our own pursuits of healing, healing, wellness, and unity. Her extensive experience working alongside Indigenous and non-Indigenous community-based organizations has provided Kayla with the foundation to facilitate conversations that represent all voices and support inclusive decision-making. Kayla is passionate about Indigenous self-determination, and the ways we empower our people to learn and grow with the technological realities of the western world.
Kayla is a council member for her Nation, Director of Youth Engagement at the Office of the Wet’suwet’en, a small business owner (Nebedzizt’ic Consulting), and a strong advocate for MMIW. Kayla has worked in social services and public health for about 10 years. She prides herself in not staying stagnant in one particular area, but exercising and growing her skills wherever she can.
Kayla is currently working toward her Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She has done lots of healing work including Indigenous Focus Oriented Therapy, Cultivating Safe Spaces teachings, as well as ancestral wisdom from knowledge keepers. In her free time, Kayla enjoys river rafting, paddle boarding, fishing, hunting, snowboarding, and simply being out on the land as much as possible.