Cheryl Kabloona's background includes living in the Arctic as a young woman and a career in Kamloops with BC Lottery Corporation. She holds a Masters in Anthropology from UCLA and has had post-secondary education in accounting and project management. Since retiring, she has been active with the BC Sustainable Energy Association’s Kamloops Chapter since 2007. Her work on climate action is inspired by her grown daughters and five grandchildren. She enjoys hiking and has a keen interest in Canada's Arctic and First Nations.