Born and raised in Edmonton, Selma has 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. In 2007, she convinced her husband Jack Mayer to consider a move to Victoria. They fell in love with the beautiful city and Island that has been their primary home since 2014.
Selma spent her career in the property development and management field. In earlier years in the hotel and restaurant business. As a volunteer, she has been an avid fundraiser for charities close to her heart.