Vivian holds a CPA designation as well as a degree in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. Originally from Ontario, she spent 14 years in the banking industry in Toronto, and then moved to North Vancouver with her husband and three children in 1999. While raising her young family she devoted her time to parent advisory councils and various sports organizations. Vivian re-entered the workforce in 2008 and for 10 years worked as Director of Finance with Family Services of the North Shore, where she developed a strong passion for the non-profit sector. She joined the NSSRC Board in 2020. She also volunteers with North Shore Community Resources as a community income tax preparer.