Helping and supporting people motivates me every day—whether colleagues, clients, or my community. Fuelling that is my lifelong love of learning and luckily, there is always something new to learn in the constantly changing world of accounting as well as working with many new and interesting businesses.
As a Partner in Assurance, I help smaller owner-managed businesses in a range of industries including distribution, manufacturing, auto dealerships, daycare centres, and service organizations, as well as private non-profit organizations. Leveraging over 25 years of experience, my goal is to listen and understand each client as a trusted advisor and develop a relationship where they can feel comfortable reaching out to me at any time to discuss opportunities or challenges they are facing with their business or personal endeavours.
Creating a friendly and supportive team environment is key to supporting my amazing colleagues. I work to develop a place of learning where they can grow both professionally and personally. I’m a CPA Mentor which involves supporting CPA students as they progress towards attaining their designation by helping them navigate the path and gain the necessary experience and competencies to become strong members of the accounting profession.
Giving back to my community is something I’m extremely passionate about. As a mother of a son with Type 1 diabetes, I raise awareness and funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. My family and I have been involved in various fundraising walks and rides, and in 2012, we started an annual event with our karate dojo called Karate Chops Diabetes. Through a youth program at our dojo, I teach basic finance concepts to girls aged 9-13. I’m an active member of the Mom2MomBiz group and I have the privilege of being a member on the Finance Committee for the Community Foundation of Mississauga.
Outside of work, you can find me enjoying time with my family playing games, watching movies, practicing karate (we all achieved our black belt!), or at our cottage in Crystal Beach.