LAFS Welcomes New Executive Director: Angela Bissat

angelabLAFS would like to welcome its new Executive Director, Angela Bissat. Angela was born in Flint, Michigan and raised in Davison, Michigan. She first moved to Lillooet in 1983 and lived here for 15 years before moving away to Phoenix in 1998. She has now been back in Lillooet since 2008 and operates the consulting and grant writing business Al-I Initiatives.

Angela is the mother of three sons, and has one granddaughter. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Management & Business Administration from University of Phoenix. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree at age 42 while a single mom to 3 teenage boys.

Since returning to Lillooet, Angela has been involved with many initiatives in Lillooet including the Chamber of Commerce, the Rowing Club and, more recently, the Wildfire Recovery Assistance Program. “I like to see things grow and develop.” Angela explained. “In my case, it isn’t produce or livestock, but the business of agriculture, tourism, etc. It’s exciting to see a new project brought forth from an idea through the development process. In a way it’s similar to raising kids! I’m so proud when the project is ‘grown’ and on its own.”

Bissat has experience in the travel and tourism industry, in logistics, sales, management and business development. She loves to travel, camp and hike, and is a big Detroit Lions and University of Michigan football fan.

Angela has already proved herself to be a great addition to the team. LAFS is lucky to have her!

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