Dr. Stierhoff has a background in the social sciences, including a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Alberta. She has 20 years of research experience, including 15 years as a consultant specializing in social research, policy analysis, and program evaluation.

She has been a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society since 1986 and was President of the B.C. Chapter from 1990-1995.

Her role with the firm is primarily administrative. She oversees much of the business side of the practice, including administrative, financial, and employee management.