My Expertise and Experience

My Expertise


Over the past 15 years I have built my career around constituent engagement, communications, and facilitation. I have a Bachelor of Management from the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University. My education and experiences have ignited a passion for developing leaders at every level, creating innovative solutions and contributing good to the world. I have a proven track record of organizational renewal and transformation within my professional and volunteer life.


I have held board executive positions in various charities for the past 15 years and I am skilled in applying Robert’s Rules of Order to ensure all voices are heard. I enjoy engaging groups of people in productive conversations that often yield innovative solutions. Over the past eight years, I have volunteered as a Peer Reviewer for Imagine Canada’s Standards Program where I review organizational policies and make recommendations for accreditation.

Community engagement

Most of my career has focused on community building. I love connecting the dots and bringing the community together for a larger purpose. Since I moved to Coalhurst five years ago, I have worked on several successful projects such as the fundraising and completion of the spray park, community craft nights, regular movies in the park and more robust and inclusive recreational programming for the community.


As a Certified Digital Marketing Professional and a communications professional, I understand the need for transparency and effective communication. It’s great to do good work for your constituents, but it’s even better when they’re aware of what you’re doing. In all things I do, I work to create comprehensive communications plans that appeals to a wide variety of people to ensure people know what is happening.

My experience

Professional work

Manager, Alumni Relations
University of Lethbridge
2016 – Present

  • Led the transformation of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association resulting in the development of the first Strategic Alumni Engagement Plan in the history of the institution
  • Develop innovative, international award-winning programming to meet the changing needs of students and alumni

Sessional Instructor
University of Lethbridge
2021 – Present

  • Creates an inspired and interactive learning environment within the Dhillon School of Business

Owner and Principal Consultant
Lyndsay Montina Consulting
2016 – Present

  • Collaborates to provide innovative leadership and management solutions to small businesses
  • Facilitates various team building and exploratory sessions using Myers Briggs Type Indicator, design thinking principles and various facilitation techniques to promote engagement

Stakeholder Engagement Advisor
Ministry of Seniors, Government of Alberta
2013 – 2016

  • Assisted service providers and low-income seniors access provincial programs
  • Facilitated learning opportunities and public presentations on ministry specific initiatives 
  • Established strong internal and external relationships to support ministry priorities

Community Engagement Coordinator
Canadian Cancer Society
2008 – 2013

  • Provided leadership to program coordinators on a provincial scale
  • Advocated at municipal, provincial and federal government levels for healthy public policies

Volunteer Resources Coordinator
Canadian Cancer Society
2006 – 2008

  • Developed and executed volunteer management strategies
  • Collaborated with colleagues to meet provincial volunteer needs

Volunteer work

Chair, Recreation and Culture Committee
Town of Coalhurst
2021 – Present

  • Leads a group of community leaders to develop, coordinate, support and identify the trends and needs of recreational facilities, programs and activities

Board President
Coalhurst Parks and Recreation Society
2018 – Present

  • Led a dedicated team of volunteers to raise over $200,000 to build a spray park
  • Works collaboratively with the Town of Coalhurst employees and Council members to deliver recreation programs and fundraise for capital projects

Director/ Chair
Coalhurst Elementary School Council
2017 – 2021

  • Held the roles of Director and Chair 

Director/ Vice -Chair
Friends of Coalhurst Elementary School Society
2017 – 2021

  • Held the roles of Director and Vice-Chair
  • Assisted with fundraising efforts to enhance the education of our children

Judging Coordinator
Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education
2019, 2020, 2021

  • Provided leadership to judges for the annual Prix d’Excellence award program

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
2019, 2020 

  • Judged various entries for the Best of CASE VIII Awards

Peer Reviewer
Imagine Canada
2013 – present

  • Utilize expertise to evaluate compliance and make recommendations for accreditation with the Standards Program

Board President
Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge
2013 – 2016

  • Led organizational review resulting in significant transformations
  • Stabilized the financial situation 
  • Led budgeting and strategic planning processes
  • Inspired a shared vision amongst the board and senior staff during a time of turbulence

Facilitator and Mentor
Government of Alberta Leadership Program
2015 – 2016

  • Facilitated online and in-person learning communities
  • Challenged participants to question their assumptions through dialogue

Board President
YWCA Lethbridge & District
2007 – 2013

  • Held positions of Director, Vice President Internal, President, Past President 
  • Youngest President in the history of the YWCA Lethbridge & District
  • Provided consultation to sister organizations regarding sensitive issues


Rising Star
Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education

Rising Star in
Alumni Relations

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Woman of Distinction Leadership & Management
YWCA Lethbridge & District


Master of Arts in Leadership
Royal Roads University

Bachelor of Management
University of Lethbridge


Certified Digital Marketing Professional
Digital Marketing Institute

Myers Briggs Type Indicator Facilitator
Psychometrics Canada