Computer Basics and Professional Practice / Communications and Digital Marketing / Web Development and Coding
I am a member of Homalco First Nation, which is also where I grew up. My parents are Alison and Dale Trenholm, and my grandparents are Richard Harry, Catherine Naknakim, and Milo and Sheila Trenholm. Although Homalco’s reserve, where I grew up and where my parents still live, is near Campbell River, Homalco’s traditional territory is in Bute Inlet near the Sunshine Coast.
Kelowna has been my home since 2014, where I’ve worked as a communications officer at Westbank First Nation and, more recently, a communications advisor at the City of Kelowna. One thing I love about working in local government communications is being able to find new and innovative ways to connect residents with their government so they can be involved in some the decisions being made.
I completed my undergrad at the University of Victoria, graduating with a BA in English literature and professional writing. Recognizing that there was still a lot more to learn in the field of communications, I recently went back to school and completed a Master of Arts degree in professional communication through Royal Roads University. My MA research focused on how Indigenous local governments can weave traditional knowledge into digital communication in a way that supports self-determination.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, running, cycling, playing ultimate frisbee, and trying out new restaurants. Our cat Zoey also appreciates when we just
hang out at home and watch a good movie or TV series, so she can curl up next to us on the sofa.
I’m very excited to join the Foundations program as an instructor and look forward to sharing my passion for technology, communications, and marketing!