Atenas Contreras

Director of operations and finance

Atenas is a settler from Mexico City who’s been living on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ Nations since 2017. She has spent almost 15 years managing numbers, operations, facilities and human resources in the non-profit arena. Atenas’ experience spans libraries, festivals and now as director of operations and finance at The Narwhal. Her favourite parts of the job are keeping the numbers in the black and making sure all staff members feel valued and appreciated. When not engrossed in spreadsheets or QuickBooks, Atenas enjoys riding her bike, throwing teeps and reading. Fun fact: she hasn’t worked at a library since 2017, but her home bookshelves are still organized by the Dewey Decimal System.

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