As an Indigenous woman from Gitanmaax First Nations, Malonie has spent the majority of her career dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong sustainability of Indigenous people and has more than 20 years’ experience in the Not-for Profit and Business sector. She has an extensive background in economic development, education, employment, and training as well as a broad range of experience in management and creating partnerships that support Indigenous organizations and projects.
Malonie received her Bachelor of Arts in English (Sociology Minor) from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and has since completed a Diploma in Business Administration from Kwantlen as well as a Certificate in Community Economic Development from Simon Fraser University. She is also currently serving on the Member Board of Directors for Sto:lo Community Futures.
Prior to joining Community Power, Malonie was employed by Métis Nation British Columbia for more than 10 years as the Director of Employment & Training and Economic Development until she eventually moved into the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2009. In 2011, Malonie left the organization to pursue her dream of starting a consulting company where she worked with the Sumas First Nations as their Economic Development Officer for over eight years.