Rochelle Saddleman, Okanagan First Nation, BC
Rochelle Saddleman is a member of the Okanagan First Nation, was born and raised in Vernon, BC and now resides in Prince Rupert, BC. Initially, Rochelle had dreams of following in her Grandfather’s footsteps in running and operating the family business, the Little Kingdom Gas & Grocery. After gaining experience working for the Okanagan Nation Alliance and assisting people in her Nation, Rochelle decided that she wanted to expand her horizons and work for Aboriginals on a national level. With a new dream in mind, Rochelle joined the 2G Group of Companies where she has since become an integral part of the company’s strategic planning and project development team.
In 2011, Rochelle earned her Bachelors of Business Administration from the Okanagan College in Kelowna, BC, specializing in Management and Human Resources operations. Recently, Rochelle moved to Prince Rupert, BC to manage the Coastal Business Resources Centre (CBRC) as the Client Relations Manager. Her role within the center is to help facilitate positive and equitable business relationships between private sector organizations and regional First Nations in Northwest British Columbia. She will dedicate her time to assist all of the tenants and user groups associated with the CBRC to work towards creating joint ventures and partnerships that will benefit the economy of both British Columbia and Canada. Rochelle’s primary goal is to continue working to improve the lifestyles of not only her own community, but all Aboriginal communities throughout Canada. She will continue to travel to Aboriginal communities across Canada and meet with other Aboriginal youth to encourage them to follow their own dreams as she has.Coming Soon.