As a Partner in the Grant Thornton Peterborough office, my primary focus is helping owner-managed private businesses reach their strategic goals. My background is particularly suited to the task, having grown up in a family-owned business. Thanks to this experience, I have a unique perspective and understanding of the issues that business owners face on a daily basis. I understand that being a business owner is a 24 hour, seven days a week enterprise. It means turning the lights on in the morning as the first one to arrive and turning them off at night as the last one to leave. It means paying yourself only after meeting your responsibilities to your suppliers, employees and the many layers of government. But it also means a sense of pride and accomplishment, and knowing that the best way to give back to your community is by creating well-paying jobs. I pride myself on being accessible to help private business owners successfully navigate these complex, challenging and ever-changing issues.
Growing up in Peterborough, and also raising my own family here, I truly believe that this community is the best place in the world to live, work and play. I try my best to give back as much of my time to the community as I can, and currently act as the Treasurer for the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area, the Peterborough branch of St. John Ambulance and the Peterborough Sales and Advertising Club. I am also a long-time volunteer as a soccer coach for the Peterborough City Soccer Association rep program.
My hobbies include playing men’s league hockey, soccer and golf. I also look forward to the fall season as a member of the Ketchecum Club hunting for deer, moose and waterfowl.