Barbara Everdene (she/her/hers) is a community planner passionate about community engagement and activism. Barbara returned to West Coast as EDRF Project Manager in 2013 (after serving as its Project Manager from 2002-2005). In her hiatus from West Coast she worked internationally in women's economic empowerment and local economic development on projects across the Middle East, Central and South Asia. Barbara has a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia and is a registered member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She loves kayaking and hiking the sage hills of Syilx Okanagan territory where she lives in Vernon with her family and German Shepherd, Seersha.