Amber Hipkiss is appointed by the District of Mackenzie as Director of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Corporation.
Amber has lived in Mackenzie almost her entire life, having only left the community for a brief period. In 1995, Amber returned to the community for her husband’s work, and like many in Mackenzie, with the well-known plan to only stay for two years. However, the birth of their son made them realize, with the short walking distances to Morfee Lake and Little Mac, what an amazing place this is for raising a child.
As he grew up, they loved Mackenzie for different reasons – hiking, kayaking, camping – but always the outdoors. And the people, who give this town a sense of community like no other.
Amber is the owner of two local (Love Mackenzie) businesses: Chrysalid Tech and Print, and Santosha Yoga. She is also a municipal councillor for the District of Mackenzie, president of the local Rotary Club and the Mackenzie Community Market, treasurer for Kimta Community Bus Society, and a member of both the Mackenzie Gets Healthy Committee and the Mackenzie Nordiques.
Her hobbies, when she has time for them, include hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, camping, traveling, reading and yoga.