Liz Anderson joins Skills Centre board


Everyone at the Skills Centre was thrilled to welcome two new members to our board of directors at our recent annual general meeting: Liz Anderson and Dhiraj Chatpar. We’ll introduce Liz here meet Dhiraj at a later date.

Liz is a community member with a diverse background and a burgeoning passion for empowering individuals through education and community building. Born and raised in Castlegar, she embarked on a journey of personal growth that has shaped her into the committed professional she is today.

After completing her studies at Selkirk College and Thompson Rivers University, Liz graduated with honours, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

As a single mother for 17 years, Liz confronted various challenges that fuelled her resilience and determination. She worked across multiple industries, gaining valuable skills and experiences before finding her true passion in the field of technology, particularly Software as a Service (SaaS).

Motivated by her own experiences as a single mother and the support she received during that time, Liz developed an interest in community economic development and learning. She recognizes the value of training, education, and community initiatives in empowering individuals to reach their full potential. Through her role on the board, Liz is eager to contribute her time, perspective, and expertise to the Skills Centre, working towards the betterment of the community as a whole.

Liz has Metis ancestry, and while not raised in the culture, is on a journey to learn about both her own history and that of the local Nations on whose traditional territory she lives, learns, works and plays.

Now residing with her husband, Jesse, in Rossland, Liz is the very proud mother of Irie Anderson, a local entrepreneur, jiu jitsu gold medalist, and chief coach at Rossland Martial Arts.

We’re excited to have Liz join our team!