Jessica has 20 years professional experience as a facilitator, mediator and strategic engagement practitioner working through complex change, planning and decision-making processes in BC, Canada and abroad. As Principal of her independent consultancy, Confluence Solutions, Jessica works within and among organizations, helping them find common ground and shape strategic, collaborative approaches. She works closely with Indigenous groups and has expertise in the mining, energy, fisheries, health and transportation sectors.
An experienced trainer, Jessica teaches courses on multi-party negotiation, strategic planning, and Board of Directors governance. Jessica is a sessional instructor in the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership and Resource and Environmental Management programs at Simon Fraser University.
Jessica is a scientist by education with expertise in fisheries biology and holds the professional designation of Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3). Jessica is a volunteer facilitator for the North Shore Restorative Justice Society, a keen outdoor enthusiast, and proud mother of two.