Ida-Mae studied Business Administration at Okanagan University College and articled with KPMG, an international CA firm, where she obtained her designation as a Chartered Accountant (CA). After completing her designation she went on to become a Forensic Auditor for the Law Society of Alberta investigating complaints of misuse of monies held in trust by lawyers. Following that she worked as a Business Analyst where she was involved in business process re-engineering, information systems implementation and project management. Ida-Mae has over 15 years experience in various finance, budget, payroll, financial reporting, banking, audit, and IT systems positions in both small and large organizations. Ida-Mae moved to Victoria and joined Robbins Parking as Controller in 2003 and became the Director of Finance January 2005.