I grew up in eastern Canada, however because I have family near the Kingston area I would visit nearly every summer. As a result of these frequent visits, I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a student at Queen’s.
After Queen’s, I joined a large national accounting firm in Toronto. During that time I was able to expand my assurance and taxation knowledge, including pursuing a two year secondment to the London UK office. Although my husband and I enjoyed the city, after our children were born, we knew that we wanted to raise them in a smaller community and be closer to family, so we returned to Kingston in the spring of 2014. In January 2016, I become a partner in the firm, following the retirement of one of our founding partners, Dan Kasaboski.
My clients include a wide range of local businesses, where I provide taxation compliance and planning advice, as well as work with a number of assurance clients in and around the city. In addition, I am an adjunct professor at the Smith School of Business and an instructor with CPA Ontario. I am passionate about the work I do with the clients of our firm and about the teaching that I do. I am often able to combine my two interests by helping guide my clients on the tax implications and planning decisions they make. I am able to explain the implications and issues in a practical and meaningful way.
What I enjoy most about my day is the direct interaction I get with my clients. It is rewarding to explain a complex issue so that my clients understand the options and feel confident in their decision making process. I like that our clients feel they can reach out to us with their assurance and taxation questions throughout the year. Each interaction is valued by our team and working together our staff are able to provide the best advice possible. I look forward to welcoming new clients to our firm to discuss how we can best ensure their needs are met.