Jacalyn began her professional accounting career in Alberta with Coopers & Lybrand (C&L) where she obtained her C.A. (now CPA). She transferred with C&L to Bermuda where she continued working in audit in an overseas environment. She subsequently moved into private industry were she was the CFO at a grocery chain in Bermuda for 17 years. Returning to Canada, she worked as the financial controller at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. After a short sabbatical in Phoenix, she returned to a controllership role at Firm Management (property Management) in Victoria. Currently she works as a consultant when she is not gardening or on a tennis court.