A sector leader with more than 20 years of experience, Lydia was born and raised in Alaska, and she’s responsible for the Alaska teams’ strategic planning in both the buildings and infrastructure practices. In her role as sector leader, she cherishes the opportunity to work with Alaska Native tribes, corporations, and businesses. It’s an opportunity to learn from traditions and approaches to business based on thousands of years of history and to learn how our teams can help build and foster local communities.
With her participation as a board member for the Anchorage Community Development Authority and the 49th State Angel Fund, Lydia is committed to furthering Alaska’s economy. She’s also vice chair of Alaska Resource Education and a member of the Anchorage Downtown Rotary.
As a member of Stantec’s US Inclusion and Diversity Council, Lydia helped launch our Alaska Native Partnership Program. To Lydia, inclusion and diversity means being able to be yourself every day—to stop worrying about traditional boundaries and to offer your best skills and talents without holding back.
Celebrating her roots every summer, Lydia and her family go on a two-week sockeye salmon fishing trip at the mouth of the Kenai River. There, they fill their souls and their freezers simultaneously.