Buydens was nominated to the Board in 2018 by the Football Saskatchewan. She is an active member of the amateur sport community who has served as President of the Wild Oats Rugby Club, Saskatoon Valkyries and North Saskatchewan Rugby Union.
A former rugby player, Buydens also coached the Wild Oats junior girl's program for 18 years. During her time playing football, she was a member of the Saskatoon Valkyries and Team Canada, where she earned a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships. She is also a former member of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Track and Field Team and a two-time National Powerlifting Champion. Buydens has a Master of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan and practises law in Saskatoon.