Having grown up in a farming and business families in Fort Macleod, I have been surrounded by entrepreneurs most of my life. I built on this background with a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge and earned my CA designation in 2008. In 2012, I went on to complete Level 2 of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, I worked at BVA LLP for almost 16 years, starting as an articling student back in 2004 and working my way up to Partner.
Today, I help companies develop effective succession and estate plans, tax strategies and corporate reorganizations for agriculture and construction businesses, other small businesses and not-for-profits. In that role, I help clients plan for geographic expansion, advise them on how to retain talented trade workers and assist with transitioning family farms to the next generation. Working with not-for-profits has also been very rewarding because I get to see these organizations demonstrating their dedication and passion for helping people and communities thrive firsthand.
In addition to raising two active girls who play multiple sports, I also find time to help out in the community as treasurer for Women in Business Committee of Medicine Hat, an executive member of Medicine Hat Minor Softball and a volunteer with the Elkwater Ski Race Club.