Lori is a Sr Program Manager in the Mission Critical Environments PMO at TELUS. Her team executes approximately 600 capital construction projects each year with a budget of over $70M. These projects ensure reliability of air conditioning and power in the nearly 3000 TELUS facilities supporting network equipment across Canada.
Lori has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria and has a Diploma in Automation/Robotics Technology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Lori volunteers on the Continuing Professional Development Committee and mentors junior engineers in the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of the province of British Columbia.
Lori enjoyed her tenure as an Electrical Engineer with the Ministry of Public Works at the Government of Bermuda for three years and best yet, had the opportunity to live at John Smith’s Bay with her preschool-aged daughter, Kyla, having the ocean as their playground! Lori earned her PMP designation while living in Bermuda.
Prior to Bermuda, Lori was a Professional Engineer with AES, a prominent electrical consulting firm in Victoria, where she designed electrical systems for many construction projects in BC (including LEED accredited UVic Buildings such as the Engineering/Computer Science Building and David Turpin Social Sciences and Mathematics Building). Lori is passionate about sustainability and innovation.
Lori loves being involved in her community and has most recently volunteered with the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Project Management Institute and as a Girl Guides Leader. Camping, running, biking and swimming are some of the outdoor activities which keep Lori active – especially with the beautiful weather in Victoria!
As an interesting fact, Lori grew up on a beach in Osoyoos in the Okanagan Valley, BC, which at the time, had a population of only 2,100; however, swells as a popular tourist destination in the summer. Osoyoos is considered the only desert in Canada and Osoyoos Lake is Canada's warmest fresh-water lake. In July and August, water temperatures average 24°C. Notice a pattern here… Lori lives for the sun and surf!