Principal | Stantec
A sector leader with over 20 years of experience, Lydia was born and raised in Alaska, and 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, to learn how our teams can help build and foster local communities.
From the Anchorage and Alaska chambers of commerce to boards, committees, and rotary clubs, Lydia always finds ways to get involved with her community. Plus, she serves on Stantec’s US Diversity and Inclusion Council.
To Lydia, diversity and inclusion 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. She promotes a corporate culture that prioritizes the unfiltered contribution of ideas and solutions from our teams. That means fresher approaches and new perspectives.
Lydia is responsible for strategic planning in both the buildings and infrastructure practice in Alaska. Connecting clients, partners, and our practice experts brings her great fulfillment, whether the project is for a small off-the-road village or one of Alaska’s many military bases.
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.