Sylvia has lived in Okotoks since 1987, successfully raised her family by participating in a wide variety of school, community and neighborhood activities. Shopping local was a priority and became much easier as the town grew and many more services and amenities were available.

She retired after 30 years working for a large multi national, integrated oil and gas corporation. Her financial accounting career provided her the opportunity to gain knowledge in areas including property tax, financial reporting, asset management, budgeting and communications with government bodies.

She has the time, desire and extensive business experience to contribute serving the community as town councillor.

Sylvia was an active volunteer in many community organizations including Okotoks Minor Hockey Association, Okotoks Inclusive Playground, Girl Guides, Make a Wish Foundation and various school activities.