Independent consultant specializing in process design, facilitation, research, and personal, community, and organizational development. Proven ability to develop creative, balanced and holistic approaches to support organizational and personal objectives.


Corfield & Associates Consulting, Chief Executive Officer (2006 – present)

  • Builds teams of subject area experts to provide balanced, informed, and creative approaches to projects and opportunities for First Nations and organizations working with and for First Nations
  • Expertise areas include: facilitation, mediation, negotiation, community and organizational development, strategic planning, process development, project management, research, training and workshop design and delivery and elections operations
  • Clients include: Intertribal Health, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Te’mexw Treaty Association, FP Innovations, Ditidaht First Nation, the First Nations Fisheries Council, and Ahp-cii-uk Community Society

Hyistuup Harvesting, Chief Executive Officer (1998 – present)

  • Hyistuup Harvesting is a family-run commercial dive-harvest company operating out of Nanaimo B.C.

Simon Fraser University, Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership, Executive in Residence (2011 – present)

  • Provides strategic guidance on program design, curriculum, and implementation to ensure student needs and educational objectives are met
  • Ensures proper protocol are followed by the program, faculty and university in delivering program
  • Supports student success by providing mentorship and advice to students and faculty

Ucluelet First Nation, Chair of the Legislature (2011 – present)

  • Chairs all Legislative meetings and People’s Assembly
  • Develops and designs legislative agenda to meet the needs of the nation for the purposes of policy development
  • Upholds accountability to acts and assists legislative members in understanding their roles

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (1996 – 2009)

Vice-President (2006 – 2009)

  • Political Advocacy and Liasion for the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations to Federal and Provincial Governments and First Nations political organizations
  • Initiated The British Columbia Leadership Initiative (Ahp-cii-uk) with project partners First Nations, Inuit & Aboriginal Health, B.C. Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, and Synergos Institute
  • Facilitated process design and implementation of Social Issues in Communities: Bridging the Gap
  • Negotiated agreements with federal and provincial governments

Treaty Manager (2005 – 2006)

  • Coordinated all treaty planning, Tri-party and Chief Negotiators meetings
  • Responsible for communication and collaboration internally and external with First Nations in British Columbia and stakeholders
  • Oversaw and managed staff and treaty budget

Communications Coordinator and Facilitator (2002-2005)

  • Led development of internal and external communications strategies for the Nuu-chah-nulth Treaty Nations
  • Coordinated Communications subgroup and facilitated discussions on treaty topics

Urban Representative (1996 – 2005)

  • Coordinated urban activities and information sharing for Nuu-chah-nulth residents in the Nanaimo area
  • Championed views of urban Nuu-chah-nulth in Treaty Planning Meetings


  • Nanaimo Port Authority Board of Directors (2015-present)
    • Vice Chair (2016 – present)
  • Ucluelet First Nation Settlement Trust (2011 – present)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (2010 – present)
    • Alternate Public Representative, Registration Committee (2016 – present)
    • Public Representative, Patient Relations, Professional Standards, and Ethics Committee (2016 – present)
    • Public Representative, Discipline Committee (2016 – present)
  • Northern Economic Development Canada Loan Review Board (2006 – present)
  • British Columbia Aboriginal Human Resources Development (2006 – 2009)
  • First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia (2006 – 2009)
  • First Nations Human Resource and Labor Council (2006 – 2009)
  • First Nations Interim Justice Working Group (2006 – 2009)
  • Interim First Nations Child & Family Wellness Council  (2006 – 2009)
  • NINTCAMS Board Member (2006 – 2009)
  • Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) (2006 – 2009)
  • Renewal Committee First Nation Summit (2006 – 2009)


Doctor of Management and Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix (2007)

  • Dissertation: A First Nation Leadership Perspective of the British Columbia Treaty Process

Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution, Royal Roads University (2002)

  • Major Research Project: Self-Government, An Ucluelet First Nation Perspective

Bachelor of Arts in First Nations Studies, Vancouver Island University (Malaspina University College) (2000)


  • Ph.D. Advisor and Mentor of Aboriginal Graduate Students (2006 – present)
  • BC Coordinator for Atleo National Chief Campaign (2009, 2012)
  • Assembly of First Nations Youth Symposium Presenter (2009)
  • First Nations Social Development Society Presenter (2009)
  • National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Presenter (2008)