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 funds held in trust by lawyers. During her next role as a Business Analyst, she was involved in business process re-engineering, information systems implementation and project management. She then moved to Victoria and joined Robbins Parking as Controller in 2003, and subsequently took on the role of Director of Finance in 2005, and CFO in 2016. Ida-Mae has over 35 years experience in Finance, Audit, IT Systems Software development and implementation, Business Valuations, and Mergers and Acquisitions.