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Natalia was ​born in El Salvador and moved to North Vancouver when she was 5 years old. ​Having lived in the Lower Mainland for nearly all of her life, she has grown up with a strong sense of community and family values. She has always had compassion for people​, a warm caring nature​ and a deep love for children.​Natalia ​attended Douglas College​ in New Westminster BC, and was able to improve her skills and knowledge to seek out a career that she would enjoy working in​. ​Natalia ​joined the team at Vancity Savings Credit Union, Canada’s largest Credit Union and​ which was​ consistently named one of Canada’s top employers. ​Natalia really enjoyed getting to know a large number of clients, and being able to assist them with their financial needs was very enjoyable for her. Natalia worked at Vancity for 6 years in many capacities in the Financial Services area before changing her focus to raising a family. ​​

​In late 2015, Natalia stepped in to a lead Operations role at Drake Wellington Group of Companies, and is focused on improving systems, and addressing a number of operational aspects of the company. Her organizational skills are an asset to the team, and will serve the clients and team very well, through her thoughtful and personable approach.

​​Natalia and​ her husband​ Jeff​,​ have three beautiful children and ​feel very fortunate and blessed to ​have been able to be a stay-at-home mom​ in the kids’ early years before they started attending elementary school​. Natalia enjoys taking care of her family and developing strong and meaningful relationships with other​s. She also ​enjoys reading, taking road trips, camping, sunshine and experiencing the beauty of nature with her family. ​Natalia has found that some of the most rewarding things in life involve quality time with family and friends.​ Natalia is very involved with volunteering at their school, and in her community in Surrey, BC.​