Born and raised in a small town in the Kootenays, being an active and involved member of a community is a way of life for Alexie Stephens. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies and political science at the University of Northern British Columbia, where she had her first taste of life in the north.
After a three-year absence from Northern B.C. Alexie moved to Smithers. Soon afterwards she landed in Prince Rupert with the intent to stay for “just a couple of years,” and worked in the constituency office for the region’s MP and MLA. This front-line work helped her get to know Prince Rupert’s challenges, resilience and determination. As a passionate person with lots to offer, Alexie began volunteering and organizing — from this involvement grew a deep love of Prince Rupert.
This love of community and the desire to ensure an inclusive, viable and sustainable future for everyone was what guided Alexie to join the Ecotrust Canada team in August 2019. She is eager to tackle community development initiatives with the North Coast Innovation Lab that contributes to the ongoing resilience of Prince Rupert.