As Partner and National Leader of the R&D and Government Incentives practice, I assist clients with SR&ED, tax credit and incentive matters, and help them with all aspects of claim eligibility, preparation, review and defense. Working with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, grant writers and accountants, my team and I help companies optimize their eligible tax credits and government funding opportunities.
Using my dual degree in Science and Business, I have had the pleasure of working with advanced technology companies across the software, manufacturing, medical, fintech, green technology and agri-food industries for nearly 20 years. I also call one of Canada’s world-leading technology centres—Kitchener, Ontario—home.
I was selected as a Protégé in the WXN Top100 Wisdom II Program through the Women’s Executive Network and I recently achieved the European Quality Award (EQA) coaching designation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. Active in the administration of the SR&ED program, I also worked with CPA Canada in the SR&ED Symposium Advisory Committee capacity. Additionally, it is my honour to share my expertise as a frequent speaker and contributor for a variety of organizations, including the Toronto Board of Trade, Communitech Technology Association and Business News Network (BNN).
I am proud to be a member of our firm's Partnership Board and have enjoyed being involved with the community by volunteering my time with a national not-for-profit charitable organization, Kawasaki Disease Canada, and as a Director and as a member of the Regimental Council for the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada. I was also recently awarded the Young Alumni Award from the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Science. My main pastime is spending time with my family and traveling.