Lindsey has been working with Tipi Mountain Eco-Cultural Services Ltd. (TMECS) since 2014, following her graduation from the Anthropology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC (BA Anthropology). Since 2018, she has been a permit holding archaeologist at TMECS, working within the Interior Plateau region.
Prior to being an archaeologist, Lindsey spent over a decade in the hospitality industry, working at a variety of establishments in her hometown of Castlegar and in the Lower Mainland. Lindsey’s position at TMECS has provided her opportunities to work very closely with a number of First Nation groups and to conduct in-field archaeological assessments for proponents within various fields of industry, including mining, forestry, municipal development, private subdivisions, fibre optic internet development, agriculture, tourism, hydroelectricity, and commercial/residential development. Throughout her time with TMECS, Lindsey has become very passionate about, and very active in, public education in archaeology, having presented at elementary and secondary schools, post-secondary institutions, technical conferences, career fairs, and community events.
Lindsey is looking forward to being a part of the KAST Board of Directors, as this position will facilitate her ongoing education around new technological innovations in a variety of fields. As well, being a part of KAST will provide her with more opportunities to work within the community and expand her knowledge regarding ongoing development and growing economies in the East and West Kootenays. Lindsey hopes to share her expertise and specializations which will contribute to the already diverse perspective of KAST.
Lindsey spends much of her time between Kimberley and Castlegar, and enjoys travelling, camping, reading (Classic Literature and non-fiction), baking, and attempting to sing and play guitar.