Degrees, Designations, Diplomas, and Certificates:
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Laurentian University
Kouri Berezan Heinrichs Award for Outstanding Facilitation (CPA West)
According to Erin “the biggest personal accomplishment is how I finished my Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree and CGA designation within 5 years while working FT as a single parent. This accomplishment didn’t come with any formal acknowledgement but the achievement of my education goals under adverse conditions is the most meaningful to me.”
Financial Literacy Advisory Board Member, CPA Canada, 2016 - Present
Erin’s interest in accounting started while she was working as a clerk in a large municipal government. After starting the CGA program, she left the municipality to gain more experience, which she did as an Accountant at a helicopter repair and overhaul facility. To continue expanding her knowledge base, Erin took on a role of Strategic Development Analyst at a Financial Institution. After receiving her accounting designation, the opportunity arose for her to switch back into government as the Director of Finance at Tzeachten First Nation, which she happily accepted as she loves making a positive impact in local communities. During her time at the First Nation, she was also a co-owner of a trucking company with her husband.
Throughout her adult life, if Erin wasn’t in school as a student, she in school as an instructor. She absolutely loves education and recognizes its ability to make a positive change in peoples lives.