Hi, I’m Anna.
It’s nice to meet you.
I jog on Dallas Road and ride the Galloping Goose. I enjoy the multitude of coffee shops in the morning and craft breweries in the evening. I have friends that leave Victoria because they can’t find jobs or affordable housing.
I served in the nonprofit sector for the past 15 years. I’ve been on the front lines serving those in need as well as diligently working behind the scenes fundraising for organizations across Canada. Politically, I’ve previously worked in Ottawa on Parliament Hill as a Parliamentary Assistant. Learn more about my previous work experience.
I bring a fresh perspective, humble attentiveness, and conviction to be the voice of the next generation at City Hall. My unique intersection as a young, female, immigrant, dyslexic will be an exceptional addition to the voices that make Victoria a vibrant place to call home. A home for everyone no matter race, ability, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic resources.
When I’m not campaigning, I’m often jogging, hiking, or reading. I’m a wife to Rob and mother to daughter, Charlotte and cat, Otto.
To me, generosity means a posture of giving and receiving well, whether it’s time, attention, or resources. It’s not expecting that others are their best selves 100% of the time, but challenging each other to be better.
As someone who often feels like an outsider, I want to ensure no one is left out no matter race, age, stage, gender, orientation, or ability. I want to hear your voice because you belong here in our beloved city of Victoria. I want to make others feel comfortable, seen, heard, and loved.
Even though warm fuzzies and soft sentiments are important, I aim to actually get things done. If we don’t grow, we’re just slowly dying. Not only do I work hard, I work smart. Collaborating with others, listening, and finishing things are values I hold firmly to.
Always taking the posture of learning is key to a curious and humble heart. I’ll be the first to say that I don’t know it all. I want to create a culture where there is no defensiveness or fear when questions are asked with grace. Curiosity means I may change my mind from time to time because I am open minded and open to new information. That’s how we grow and evolve.
I commit to always being me because it’s too tiring trying to be anyone else. This means I may not agree with absolutely everyone. This means I’m not hiding who I really am and what I really think even if it means I’m vulnerable and exposed to judgement. I aim to always speak the truth in love.