Like many other first-generation Canadians, Tanya comes from a home that understands the meaning of hard work. Born in Cranbrook, she moved to Calgary with her family in 1985 where she saw firsthand the promise and opportunity of the Alberta economy.

Tanya earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Management of Organizations and Human Resources from the University of Calgary. Prior to politics, she worked as a Human Resources Advisor in Alberta’s oil and gas industry for more than 19 years and has a deep knowledge of the industry, those who rely on it for jobs, and the challenges and opportunities they face right now.

Tanya is a community volunteer, youth mentor and a proud Albertan.