Profession: Lawyer, Cooper & Company
Age: 31 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 21
First Nations member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.
30-year-old Corie Flett was raised in the northern community of Fort Smith until the age of 10, when her family moved to Fort McMurray. As a youth, she was an avid figure skater with the local Noralta Skating Club, and went on to graduate from Father Mercredi High School. From there she attended university, and after seven years obtained her Bachelor of Law from the University of Alberta. Corie returned to Fort McMurray in 2010, where she then articled with Cooper & Company, the firm where she is now partner.
Corie is a proud member of the Athabascan Chipewyan First Nation, and is granddaughter of the late Elizabeth Simpson, the matriarch and inspiration of her tight knit extended family. Corie is fortunate to have both parents minutes down the road, along with her younger brother and his family residing in Fort McKay. In addition, she is surrounded by aunts, uncles and various cousins in the community. Corie has a fiancé, Jamie, two children, Logan and Jayce, and a dog, Charlie. Together they have put roots into the community.
In addition to an active and busy career as both a lawyer and a mother, Corrie dedicates her time with both the Northern Lights Health Foundation, and the Airport Authority as a director. She is also engaged in the rural communities of Wood Buffalo, providing free legal services.
Corie’s favourite thing about living in Wood Buffalo is the small town, community feeling. In her free time she enjoys running around with her kids, traveling, and movies.
Because of her dedication as a volunteer, and her community engagement, Corie is well-deserving of her spot on YMM’s Top 50 Under 50 list.
IN HER OWN WORDS: “Tomorrow is another day.”