Holding a Bachelor in Public Administration from Carleton University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, Catherine is Vice President, Operations, at the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (SÉPAQ). In this role she oversees the management and development of Quebec’s parks network. Before joining SÉPAQ, Catherine held a number of strategic positions in operations and corporate services at Parks Canada. Her involvement with protected areas has earned her various awards, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She worked previously in the non-profit sector, heading sports and recreation organizations. Catherine loves sharing her passion for sports, nature and the great outdoors with her two young children and leading them in discovery.