Rolando is originally from Chile, South America and came to Canada as a political refugee in the 1970s. Rolando has worked with Indigenous communities for the last 12 years. In 2019, he started his journey as an entrepreneur, he has helped others build award-winning businesses, led engagement projects with thousands, and received multiple awards and honours in communications and community engagement.
Rolando moved to Edmonton to work with the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA), in 2017, as their Director of Communications and Citizen Engagement. While living in Fort McMurray for 12 years, Rolando was with Suncor Energy in an Indigenous Business Development role. While in Fort McMurray, Rolando volunteered on numerous boards including FuseSocial, Leadership Wood Buffalo, the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures Wood Buffalo to name a few. Rolando is also currently also a director with the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC Edmonton).
Rolando currently lives in O-day’min, Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Downtown Edmonton) with his partner, Nicole.