Meet Our Team

When you're bringing in a professional team for your accounting and human resources, it's important to get to know who's doing the work. Our accountants and bookkeepers are just like you: people dedicated to a business who just want to help others like them!

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Andrea VanderWeide

Describe Your Education:
Three years toward BA in creative writing, then an accounting diploma.

What is the Best Thing About Your Job?
Variety!

Why Did You Choose Your Profession?
Nobody wanted to pay me to do creative writing! Seriously, though, I love puzzles, I love using my brain.

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Andrea VanderWeide

What cities have you Lived In?
London, St. Thomas, Thunder Bay, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto

Who Lives in Your Household?
Husband: Mike
Dogs: Nelson and Isis
Cat: Wolverine

What Was Your Dream Job Growing up?
I wanted to be Julie Andrews.

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Mike VanderWeide

Describe Your Education:
Fanshawe College Bookkeeping

What is the Best Thing About Your Job?
Working with my wife

Why Did You Choose Your Profession?
I fell into it and like that numbers can explain everything.

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Mike VanderWeide

What cities have you Lived In?
Calgary, Spruce Grove, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, London

Who Lives in Your Household?
Andrea, Wolfie (cat), Nelson (dog), Isis (dog)

What Was Your Dream Job Growing up?
To play hockey.

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Naureen Ammad

Favourite movie:
The Conjuring(complete series), Insidious (complete series), The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit Trilogy.

Favourite pass-time: 
Baking, long drives, Home renovations

What are you most proud of
My 4 beautiful daughters

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Naureen Ammad

Place I want to travel:
Eqypt, Morocco, Switzerland, Greece

Hobbies and interests: 
Reading Suspense and supernatural novels, watching every horror movie, Love to learn new skills.

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Diane McIntyre

What do you like best about your job?
The people that I work with and the clients that I get to meet.

What is your favorite movie? Book? Band?
Movie: Dirty Dancing. Band: New Kids on the Block and Pearl Jam. Book: Anything by Sophie Kinselle

What are you most proud of
My two amazing kids, Dominic and Gianna.

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Diane McIntyre

Where do you like to travel?
Love Europe!!

What do you do with your spare time?
Shop, road trips, and spend time with family and friends.

Where have you lived?
Winnipeg, Edmonton, Brantford and London.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Elementary School Teacher.

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Matt Reid

What is the best thing about your job?
I enjoy working with numbers and constantly learning about how different businesses operate.
Why did you become a bookkeeper?
I started postsecondary with the goal of receiving a degree in marketing, but I excelled in my first year accounting course when many of my classmates were struggling. So the next semester I switched into the accounting stream and have never looked back.
Where have you lived?
Ajax & London, Ontario

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Matt Reid

What was your dream job growing up?
Sports Broadcaster
What is your favourite movie/book/band?
Movie: Planes Trains & Automobiles. Book: Actually a book I am reading now called Three Ring Circus. Band: Good Charlotte
What are you most proud of?
Completion of my Bachelors Degree in Accounting
What do you do with your spare time?
Play various sports, Camping, Hiking, Video games.

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Danielle

Why did you become a bookkeeper /accountant?
I became a bookkeeper to gain real world experience with which to apply my education.
What is your favourite book? Movie? Band?
Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
What do you like best about your job?
I love the satisfaction when every penny reconciles perfectly.
Something unusual about me?
I bake all of my own bread.
I'm proud of having transitioned from teen mom to university graduate.

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Danielle

Why did you become a bookkeeper /accountant?
I became a bookkeeper to gain real-world experience with which to apply my education.
What is your favourite book? Movie? Band?
Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
What do you like best about your job?
I love the satisfaction when every penny reconciles perfectly.
Something unusual about me?
I bake all of my own bread.
I'm proud of having transitioned from teen mom to university graduate.

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Stephanie Miller-Olczak

What is the best thing about your job?
Bookkeeping is like a big puzzle, it’s satisfying when all the pieces fit.
Why did you become a bookkeeper?
I actually started school hoping to get into management, but fell in love with my bookkeeping class and switched programs.
Where have you lived?
Aylmer, London, St.Thomas & 3 months in Steinreich, Chihuahua, Mexico

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Stephanie Miller-Olczak

What was your dream job growing up?
I wanted to be a fashion or costume designer.
What is your favourite movie/book/band?
Movie: The Boondock Saints. Book: Sooo many! The Story of Beautiful Girl is high on the list though. Band: Streetlight Manifesto
What are you most proud of?
My volunteer work. I volunteer with a local non-profit (The Nameless), our focus is harm reduction.  We provide sterile supplies to people who use drugs, as well as Naloxone (a life-saving opiate blocker), food, water, clothing, hygiene supplies, as well as a huge helping of love and support.
What do you do with your spare time?
Volunteer, Watch Netflix, Read, Knit

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Nick Wensink

Why did you become a Bookkeeper / Accountant?
I have always found math and logic puzzles to make the most sense throughout my high school years which led me down this natural path in my career.

What do you do with your spare time?
I really enjoy exploring nature and finding new places around the city I am in, I also enjoy golfing, snowboarding and going to the gym.

Describe your education:
I have completed my accounting diploma and am in my final year of my Bachelor of commerce with a specialization in accounting.

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Nick Wensink

Where have you lived?
Whitby and London ON.

Where do you want to travel?
All around the world, I have a bug for travel! Some places of interest are: Australia driving the coast, Holland, Thailand and Switzerland.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a mechanic like my father.

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Our Fluffy Team Members

You’ve met the people behind Trillium, but we couldn’t do it without Zoey (right), Nelson (left), Isis (middle), and the rest of the pet accounting squad. Our furry friends are an important part of the team!

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