Emily Sonntag joins Xatśūll as NR Coordinator

Emily Sonntag has joined Xatśūll as the new Natural Resources Coordinator. The position had been vacant since Mike Stinson left the role to take on the Mining Coordinator position.
Sonntag was born and raised in the Cariboo having grown up in 150 Mile House.
She has worked for the Cariboo Regional District doing invasive plant management for the past 15 years and just completed a Master’s degree in Environment and Management through Royal Roads University.
She says she loves her decision to join Xatśūll.
“I love the people, I love the work culture. It’s been amazing. I’ve felt so welcomed here and I’m enjoying the work; it’s very exciting and I feel like working here you’re going to make a difference.”
She says she chose to take on the role because she has worked with invasive plants over the last 15 years and wanted to branch out and increase her expertise our into different areas of natural resource management.
“I have also had a real great interest in working with First Nation communities over the years. I’ve done work with communities in the Cariboo Chilcotin working with invasive plants and it sparked my interest in wanting to work with First Nations in a more meaningful way.”
She says she’s looking forward to meeting more people and contributing to the important work of the Natural Resource department while in her new role.
We really like the energy she’s brought to the role so far and her expertise is a welcome asset in the Natural Resource department.