Christy brings a wide range of experience to her solicitor practice. With an MBA in marketing and years of entrepreneurial adventures behind her, her practice is driven by a passion for marketing communications, real estate development, and creating and developing new businesses. This background enables her to provide her clients with valuable insight and guidance in a variety of real estate, strata property, and business matters.
I take great pride in providing solid and creative legal solutions and support to my clients, allowing them the freedom to focus on their business. Starting a venture, buying or selling a home or business, or strategizing and planning for the growth of an existing business are exciting opportunities for me to deliver value to my clients and provide for a hassle-free experience. I’m a “deal-making” lawyer who loves to see her clients succeed.
The best way to help my clients is to get to know and understand not only their legal needs but the motivation behind such needs. Building that relationship with my clients is an important part of my legal practice, as it enables me to identify and more effectively address those legal matters in a way that best supports my clients’ goals and objectives. There is no one solution for any given problem, and I enjoy the challenge of finding the most creative solution to fit my clients’ needs, in the most cost- and time-effective manner possible.
My legal practice is complemented by the many miles I spend on the road, whether I’m running, cycling, hiking, chasing after my wolves or acting as Coach Christy at the helm of various running clinics. As a competitive runner of over 30 years, I’ve completed 19 marathons, over 60 half marathons and countless other road races, triathlons, and cycling events all over the world. Racing is a fantastic excuse to travel! I’m fortunate to have an incredible support crew in my firefighter husband, Trent, and our Timber wolf-husky crosses, Axel and Kona.
A graduate of Kelowna Christian School in 1994, Christy received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1998, and a Masters in Business Administration, with a focus on Marketing, from Simon Fraser University in 1999. Christy returned to the University of Alberta to obtain her Juris Doctorate in 2007.
- Kelowna Bar Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Urban Development Institute
- Okanagan Young Professionals
- Kelowna Paddle Centre
- 100+ Women Who Care Kelowna
- Professional Association of Managing Agents
- Condominium Home Owners Association
- YMCA Strong Kids Campaign
- Soup Sisters
- Fresh Air Experience & Kelowna Running Club – volunteer run coach
- SportMed BC – volunteer run coach and Clinic Coordinator for the Sun Run InTraining clinics
- TEDxKelowna – planning committee
- Conservative Party of Canada – Kelowna-Lake Country EDA Board of Directors
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