Profiles

Richard Wilson Richard Wilson, BBA, CPA, CA
Richard received his BBA from Simon Fraser University in 1996 and his CA designation in 1997.

Richard joined Brian Beecham in 2002 to form Beecham Wilson, after nine years of work with our affiliate firm Crowe Mackay LLP including four years in which he commuted into Vancouver to work.

Beecham Wilson, CA's combined with Doug Cameron & Associates, CGA to become The Coast Group Chartered Accountants in 2006.

Actively involved in his community, Richard is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union and a member of the Investment and Finance Committee of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation.

Robert Flux Robert E. Flux, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CFP
Rob received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1999, his Certified Financial Planner designation in 2001, and completed the three-year Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in-depth tax program in 2001.

Rob moved to Gibsons in 2007 with his wife Christina and dog Chewy to enjoy the lifestyle that the Coast offers, and to join the Coast Group Chartered Accountants.

In 2008, Rob and Christina welcomed their daughter into this world, and in 2010 their son. Rob has gained a diverse range of experience managing and planning the taxability of all sizes of companies by working with some of the largest firms of chartered accountants in Canada, and also with a public company for three years.

Rob has specialized in owner-manager taxation and estate planning since 2005.

In the community, Rob is always trying to make it a better place to live and work and he is always happy to present tax topics to various local groups and businesses.

Lisa Kennedy Lisa Kennedy, CPA, CGA
Lisa received her Diploma in Business Management from Capilano College in 1992 and her CGA designation in 1998.

Lisa became a principal of The Coast Group in 2010 and has over twenty years of public practice accounting experience. The part of Lisa’s work she finds the most fulfilling is helping her clients and building enduring business relationships with them.

In the community, Lisa is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce. Lisa grew up on the Sunshine Coast and appreciates the easygoing lifestyle it has to offer. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and her hobbies include running and travel.

Chris Reid Chris Reid, CPA, CA, CFP, TEP
Chris began his accounting career articling with a major international firm in Montreal before moving to Vancouver in 1990.

Since receiving his CA designation in 1993, Chris has worked in public practice accounting, industry and in financial services.

Chris moved to Gibsons in 2005 with his wife Yena, also a professional accountant. An avid community volunteer, Chris is a member of the Rotary Club of Gibsons and has served on many boards including the Society for Children and Youth of BC, the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Community Futures of the Sunshine Coast, and the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation.

Nicole Turlington Nicole Turlington, A.C.I.A.
Nicole was raised in Pender Harbour and has been employed with The Coast Group since graduating high school in 1990. At that time she worked with Brian Beecham, who has since retired from the firm. Nicole is the manager of the Pender Harbour office of The Coast Group, and is excited to return to her hometown and work within the community once again.

Nicole has successfully completed her Advanced Certificate in Accounting (A.C.I.A.) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants and will continue her studies to receive her CPA designation in the future.


Pam Knowles Pam Knowles
Pam Knowles moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1964. She has thirty plus years of professional experience and her diversified career has taken her from banking, to accounting in industry, to spending the past twenty-five years working in Public Practice.

Pam's experience enables her to handle a variety of aspects of accounting. From basic bookkeeping, setting up accounting systems, to preparing financial statements, to auditing, Pam's versatility makes her a valuable asset to our company.

Pam and her husband Larry maintain an active lifestyle. Pam is a member of the Sunshine Coast Athletic Association which keeps fitness at the forefront. You can usually see her jogging around town, sometimes enduring a long run from Gibsons to Sechelt, participating in or teaching aqua fit classes, taking yoga classes, or working on her golf swing at the local courses. When she's not active athletically, she is also active musically, and can be found sitting at her drum kit backing up local musicians.

Pam has been actively involved with numerous local organizations over the years.

Ellen Rewuski Ellen Rewuski
Ellen Rewuski moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1993 and began working with Doug Cameron at Cameron & Associates in 1995. Ellen's high level of bookkeeping, payroll, and customer service skills along with many years of professional experience, make her a favorite with the clients.

Ellen chose the Sunshine Coast as a healthy environment to raise her two daughters. Like other members of The Coast Group staff, Ellen maintains an active lifestyle power walking or participating in dragon boating.

Kristine Toynbee Kristine Toynbee, CPA, CGA
Kristine Toynbee received a BComm from the University of Northern BC in 2003 and her CGA designation in 2009.

Kristine grew up on the Sunshine Coast but left to attend university and work.

In 2005, Kristine moved back to the Sunshine Coast and has since been working for the The Coast Group. Kristine and her husband enjoy spending time with their 2 children and taking advantage of what the coast life has to offer.

Emily Fenton Emily Fenton
Emily was born and raised in Sechelt and has been working in accounting since 1995. She joined The Coast Group in the fall of 2007 and is working towards of her CPA designation.

Emily has a keen, detailed oriented work ethic, which blends perfectly with her dynamic personality. She has an adventurous spirit, enjoys time spent outside, and with a spare moment alone she loves a long run.

Emily lives in West Sechelt with her children Douglas, Cole, and Tianna.

Jody Brooks-Flatt Jody Brooks-Flatt
Jody joined The Coast Group in 2007 and assumes the role of Office Manager. As Office Manager she is responsible for overseeing our administrative staff, supporting the accounting staff and providing executive assistance to the firm’s Partners.

In her 30 years of customer service experience, Jody has worked within the community in many different professional capacities. Jody enjoys providing the highest quality of service possible to our clients.

Jody grew up on the Sunshine Coast and loves the coastal lifestyle. She likes to spend time with her family taking advantage of all the outdoor activities, Sechelt has to offer and enjoying the beautiful beaches and parks in the area. She also likes to relax with a good book or her newest knitting project.

Jennifer Smith Jennifer Smith
Jennifer joined The Coast Group team in 2010. As an Administration Assistant, she cheerfully greets our clients as they come into the office, answers and directs calls and provides administration support for the firm on a full time basis.

Jen has always worked in the customer service industry throughout her career and brings with her 13 years of banking experience. The banking industry has provided her with the necessary tools to ensure confidentiality, accuracy and a commitment to excellent client service.

Jen and her husband Murray moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2005 from Northern BC. She delights in the snowless winters and the beautiful beaches the Coast has to offer. Together, with their two children, they enjoy hiking, camping, playing squash, going to the beach, crabbing and lounging on their deck with friends and family!

Alex Goddard Alex Goddard, CPA, CA
Alex received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2004.

Upon completing her articling at MNP in Chilliwack, Alex obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in January of 2009. Alex has a background in small and medium size business and enjoys helping clients with their various accounting needs.

Alex moved to the Sunshine Coast in September of 2011 to achieve a more balanced lifestyle. In her spare time she enjoys exploring with her camera, taking in all the amazing views the Coast has to offer. In the spring and summer Alex enjoys playing softball, a sport she's enjoyed for 24 years.

Yena Reid Yena Reid, CPA, CGA
Yena received a Bachelor of Arts (Psych) from UBC in 1984 and her CGA designation in 1998.

Yena completed her CGA program while working with a major international accounting firm in Vancouver. She has over 20 years accounting experience working in both public practice and industry. Her industry experience includes small to medium size businesses, mining and exploration, transportation, entertainment and high tech.

Yena enjoys life on the Coast with her husband, Chris and their dog, Duchess. She enjoys golf, collecting Inuit and native arts and chilling on the deck.

Chelsie Baker Chelsie Baker, BBA
Chelsie joined The Coast Group in October of 2014. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Capilano University. As of September 2015, Chelsie is currently working towards her CPA designation.

Chelsie has spent the majority of her life living on the Sunshine Coast, having moved here from Australia at a young age. When not in the office she enjoys making the most of what the coast has to offer by spending time at the beach and out on the boat. She also stays active by doing yoga and hiking.

Megan Watters Megan Watters
Megan grew up in Vancouver and moved to Sechelt in 1993, then to Pender Harbour in 1995.

She has a background in both banking and the arts, having worked for 8 years in a Credit Union and many years in creative endeavors such as jewelry design, stained glass and textile arts. She enjoys hiking with her dog, attending music events and spending time with her 2 daughters.


Alexandra Leeks Alexandra Leeks, BBA
Alexandra joined The Coast Group in September 2015, upon completion of her degree. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Capilano University in June.

In addition to starting work this fall, Alexandra is currently working towards her designation, through enrollment in the CPA program.

Alexandra has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 1997, when she and her family moved here from Yellowknife. Photography, spending time with family, and being outdoors as much as possible are some of the things she spends time on outside of work and school. Yoga and running are also interests for maintaining an active lifestyle.

Nadia Craye Nadia Craye, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)
Nadia received her B.Comm with Distinction at McGill University in 2007 and later her Diploma in Chartered Accountancy at Concordia University in 2009.

Nadia began her career with a small firm and upon graduation she continued it with one of Canada’s “big four” accounting firms in Montreal. She now has over 10 years of experience in accounting, assurance and advisory services. Ever since she received her professional designation in 2009 she has been heavily involved in coaching CPA candidates and teaching accounting and assurance through Concordia University and CPA National Program.

Nadia joined the firm in 2010 as Assurance Services Manager, frequently travelling from Montreal to the Sunshine Coast, where she lived for 2 years. She enjoys providing professional firm trainings and implementing new accounting and assurance standards. She is also a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, licensed in the state of Illinois.

Cobi Vaughn Cobi Vaughn
Cobi received her diploma in Business Administration from Capilano University in 2010 and is currently working towards obtaining her CPA designation.

Cobi has over five years’ experience working in public practice and has completed all of the CPA required work experience. She's our in-house QuickBooks expert and a resource person for our clients. Her extroverted personality enables her to communicate well with clients and build effective business relationships.

Beyond work and school, Cobi enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Nicholas and her daughter, Marissa. In her spare time she can be found either relaxing on the beach, riding horses or absorbed in a good book.

Brian Beecham RETIRED

Brian Beecham, CA

Retired April 2009

Brian, who received his CA designation in 1967, began public practice on the Sunshine Coast in 1979 after years of public practice in Whitehorse and Vancouver.

In 2002, Brian went into partnership with Richard Wilson, forming Beecham Wilson CA's which operated as such until the combination with Cameron & Associates in 2006 when the new name, The Coast Group Chartered Accountants, was adopted.

In Brian's 35 plus years of professional experience, Brian has worked with many different types and sizes of clients in many different industries but has always specialized in work with owner-managed business and personal taxes.

Brian had always been involved in the community in various capacities and has recently retired from the Board of Directors of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.

Brian and his wife now reside in Hope where they enjoy their two adult children and five grandchildren.

Doug Cameron RETIRED

Douglas I. Cameron, CGA


Retired April 2012

Doug Cameron received his CGA designation in 1980. Doug began his own public practice on the Sunshine Coast in 1987. Doug's practice, Cameron & Associates, CGA continued up until the combination as part of The Coast Group Chartered Accountants in 2006.

Doug and his wife are active people and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Whether he is kayaking, horseback riding or just out for a run, Doug is a person who appreciates a balanced lifestyle.

Doug has also been involved in the community in many different capacities and has been treasurer of the Sechelt Fire Protection District since 1994.

Richard Wilson
Richard Wilson, BBA, CPA, CA
Richard received his BBA from Simon Fraser University in 1996 and his CA designation in 1997.

Richard joined Brian Beecham in 2002 to form Beecham Wilson, after nine years of work with our affiliate firm Crowe Mackay LLP including four years in which he commuted into Vancouver to work.

Beecham Wilson, CA's combined with Doug Cameron & Associates, CGA to become The Coast Group Chartered Accountants in 2006.

Actively involved in his community, Richard is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union and a member of the Investment and Finance Committee of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation.
Robert Flux
Robert E. Flux, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CFP
Rob received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1999, his Certified Financial Planner designation in 2001, and completed the three-year Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in-depth tax program in 2001.

Rob moved to Gibsons in 2007 with his wife Christina and dog Chewy to enjoy the lifestyle that the Coast offers, and to join the Coast Group Chartered Accountants.

In 2008, Rob and Christina welcomed their daughter into this world, and in 2010 their son. Rob has gained a diverse range of experience managing and planning the taxability of all sizes of companies by working with some of the largest firms of chartered accountants in Canada, and also with a public company for three years.

Rob has specialized in owner-manager taxation and estate planning since 2005.

In the community, Rob is always trying to make it a better place to live and work and he is always happy to present tax topics to various local groups and businesses.
Lisa Kennedy
Lisa Kennedy, CPA, CGA
Lisa received her Diploma in Business Management from Capilano College in 1992 and her CGA designation in 1998.

Lisa became a principal of The Coast Group in 2010 and has over twenty years of public practice accounting experience. The part of Lisa’s work she finds the most fulfilling is helping her clients and building enduring business relationships with them.

In the community, Lisa is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce. Lisa grew up on the Sunshine Coast and appreciates the easygoing lifestyle it has to offer. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and her hobbies include running and travel.
Chris Reid
Chris Reid, CPA, CA, CFP, TEP
Chris began his accounting career articling with a major international firm in Montreal before moving to Vancouver in 1990.

Since receiving his CA designation in 1993, Chris has worked in public practice accounting, industry and in financial services.

Chris moved to Gibsons in 2005 with his wife Yena, also a professional accountant. An avid community volunteer, Chris is a member of the Rotary Club of Gibsons and has served on many boards including the Society for Children and Youth of BC, the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Community Futures of the Sunshine Coast, and the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation.
Nicole Turlington
Nicole Turlington, A.C.I.A.
Nicole was raised in Pender Harbour and has been employed with The Coast Group since graduating high school in 1990. At that time she worked with Brian Beecham, who has since retired from the firm. Nicole is the manager of the Pender Harbour office of The Coast Group, and is excited to return to her hometown and work within the community once again.

Nicole has successfully completed her Advanced Certificate in Accounting (A.C.I.A.) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants and will continue her studies to receive her CPA designation in the future.

Nicole enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors with her husband, Ron, and two children, Jessica and Robert.
Pam Knowles
Pam Knowles
Pam Knowles moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1964. She has thirty plus years of professional experience and her diversified career has taken her from banking, to accounting in industry, to spending the past twenty-five years working in Public Practice.

Pam's experience enables her to handle a variety of aspects of accounting. From basic bookkeeping, setting up accounting systems, to preparing financial statements, to auditing, Pam's versatility makes her a valuable asset to our company.

Pam and her husband Larry maintain an active lifestyle. Pam is a member of the Sunshine Coast Athletic Association which keeps fitness at the forefront. You can usually see her jogging around town, sometimes enduring a long run from Gibsons to Sechelt, participating in or teaching aqua fit classes, taking yoga classes, or working on her golf swing at the local courses. When she's not active athletically, she is also active musically, and can be found sitting at her drum kit backing up local musicians.

Pam has been actively involved with numerous local organizations over the years.
Ellen Rewuski
Ellen Rewuski
Ellen Rewuski moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1993 and began working with Doug Cameron at Cameron & Associates in 1995. Ellen's high level of bookkeeping, payroll, and customer service skills along with many years of professional experience, make her a favorite with the clients.

Ellen chose the Sunshine Coast as a healthy environment to raise her two daughters. Like other members of The Coast Group staff, Ellen maintains an active lifestyle power walking or participating in dragon boating.
Kristine Toynbee
Kristine Toynbee, CPA, CGA
Kristine Toynbee received a BComm from the University of Northern BC in 2003 and her CGA designation in 2009.

Kristine grew up on the Sunshine Coast but left to attend university and work.

In 2005, Kristine moved back to the Sunshine Coast and has since been working for the The Coast Group. Kristine and her husband enjoy spending time with their 2 children and taking advantage of what the coast life has to offer.
Emily Fenton
Emily Fenton
Emily was born and raised in Sechelt and has been working in accounting since 1995. She joined The Coast Group in the fall of 2007 and is working towards of her CPA designation.

Emily has a keen, detailed oriented work ethic, which blends perfectly with her dynamic personality. She has an adventurous spirit, enjoys time spent outside, and with a spare moment alone she loves a long run.

Emily lives in West Sechelt with her children Douglas, Cole, and Tianna.
Jody Brooks-Flatt
Jody Brooks-Flatt
Jody joined The Coast Group in 2007 and assumes the role of Office Manager. As Office Manager she is responsible for overseeing our administrative staff, supporting the accounting staff and providing executive assistance to the firm’s Partners.

In her 30 years of customer service experience, Jody has worked within the community in many different professional capacities. Jody enjoys providing the highest quality of service possible to our clients.

Jody grew up on the Sunshine Coast and loves the coastal lifestyle. She likes to spend time with her family taking advantage of all the outdoor activities, Sechelt has to offer and enjoying the beautiful beaches and parks in the area. She also likes to relax with a good book or her newest knitting project.
Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith
Jennifer joined The Coast Group team in 2010. As an Administration Assistant, she cheerfully greets our clients as they come into the office, answers and directs calls and provides administration support for the firm on a full time basis.

Jen has always worked in the customer service industry throughout her career and brings with her 13 years of banking experience. The banking industry has provided her with the necessary tools to ensure confidentiality, accuracy and a commitment to excellent client service.

Jen and her husband Murray moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2005 from Northern BC. She delights in the snowless winters and the beautiful beaches the Coast has to offer. Together, with their two children, they enjoy hiking, camping, playing squash, going to the beach, crabbing and lounging on their deck with friends and family!
Alex Goddard
Alex Goddard, CPA, CA
Alex received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2004.

Upon completing her articling at MNP in Chilliwack, Alex obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in January of 2009. Alex has a background in small and medium size business and enjoys helping clients with their various accounting needs.

Alex moved to the Sunshine Coast in September of 2011 to achieve a more balanced lifestyle. In her spare time she enjoys exploring with her camera, taking in all the amazing views the Coast has to offer. In the spring and summer Alex enjoys playing softball, a sport she's enjoyed for 24 years.
Yena Reid
Yena Reid, CPA, CGA
Yena received a Bachelor of Arts (Psych) from UBC in 1984 and her CGA designation in 1998.

Yena completed her CGA program while working with a major international accounting firm in Vancouver. She has over 20 years accounting experience working in both public practice and industry. Her industry experience includes small to medium size businesses, mining and exploration, transportation, entertainment and high tech.

Yena enjoys life on the Coast with her husband, Chris and their dog, Duchess. She enjoys golf, collecting Inuit and native arts and chilling on the deck.
Chelsie Baker
Chelsie Baker, BBA
Chelsie joined The Coast Group in October of 2014. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Capilano University. As of September 2015, Chelsie is currently working towards her CPA designation.

Chelsie has spent the majority of her life living on the Sunshine Coast, having moved here from Australia at a young age. When not in the office she enjoys making the most of what the coast has to offer by spending time at the beach and out on the boat. She also stays active by doing yoga and hiking.
Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland
Kelly joined the Coast Group in 2014 as an Administrative Assistant.

She greets clients, answers and directs calls, and provides administrative support for the firm. Kelly brings with her over 20 years of customer service and enjoys being as helpful and efficient as possible to our clients.

Kelly lives in West Sechelt with her husband and 2 boys. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking the dogs, camping, kayaking and exploring the many trails and beaches on the Coast.
Megan Watters
Megan Watters
Megan grew up in Vancouver and moved to Sechelt in 1993, then to Pender Harbour in 1995.

She has a background in both banking and the arts, having worked for 8 years in a Credit Union and many years in creative endeavors such as jewelry design, stained glass and textile arts. Currently she also operates a small internet business making and selling cloth diapers around the world.

She enjoys hiking with her dog, attending music events and spending time with her 2 daughters.
Alexandra Lloyd
Alexandra Lloyd, BBA
Alexandra joined The Coast Group in September 2015, upon completion of her degree. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Capilano University in June.

In addition to starting work this fall, Alexandra is currently working towards her designation, through enrollment in the CPA program.

Alexandra has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 1997, when she and her family moved here from Yellowknife. Photography, spending time with family, and being outdoors as much as possible are some of the things she spends time on outside of work and school. Yoga and running are also interests for maintaining an active lifestyle.
Nadia Craye
Nadia Craye, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)
Nadia received her B.Comm with Distinction at McGill University in 2007 and later her Diploma in Chartered Accountancy at Concordia University in 2009.

Nadia began her career with a small firm and upon graduation she continued it with one of Canada’s “big four” accounting firms in Montreal. She now has over 10 years of experience in accounting, assurance and advisory services. Ever since she received her professional designation in 2009 she has been heavily involved in coaching CPA candidates and teaching accounting and assurance through Concordia University and CPA National Program.

Nadia joined the firm in 2010 as Assurance Services Manager, frequently travelling from Montreal to the Sunshine Coast, where she lived for 2 years. She enjoys providing professional firm trainings and implementing new accounting and assurance standards. She is also a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, licensed in the state of Illinois.
Cobi Vaughn
Cobi Vaughn
Cobi received her diploma in Business Administration from Capilano University in 2010 and is currently working towards obtaining her CPA designation.

Cobi has over five years’ experience working in public practice and has completed all of the CPA required work experience. She's our in-house QuickBooks expert and a resource person for our clients. Her extroverted personality enables her to communicate well with clients and build effective business relationships.

Beyond work and school, Cobi enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Nicholas and her daughter, Marissa. In her spare time she can be found either relaxing on the beach, riding horses or absorbed in a good book.
Brian Beecham
RETIRED

Brian Beecham, CA

Retired April 2009

Brian, who received his CA designation in 1967, began public practice on the Sunshine Coast in 1979 after years of public practice in Whitehorse and Vancouver.

In 2002, Brian went into partnership with Richard Wilson, forming Beecham Wilson CA's which operated as such until the combination with Cameron & Associates in 2006 when the new name, The Coast Group Chartered Accountants, was adopted.

In Brian's 35 plus years of professional experience, Brian has worked with many different types and sizes of clients in many different industries but has always specialized in work with owner-managed business and personal taxes.

Brian had always been involved in the community in various capacities and has recently retired from the Board of Directors of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.

Brian and his wife now reside in Hope where they enjoy their two adult children and five grandchildren.
Doug Cameron
RETIRED

Douglas I. Cameron, CGA


Retired April 2012

Doug Cameron received his CGA designation in 1980. Doug began his own public practice on the Sunshine Coast in 1987. Doug's practice, Cameron & Associates, CGA continued up until the combination as part of The Coast Group Chartered Accountants in 2006.

Doug and his wife are active people and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Whether he is kayaking, horseback riding or just out for a run, Doug is a person who appreciates a balanced lifestyle.

Doug has also been involved in the community in many different capacities and has been treasurer of the Sechelt Fire Protection District since 1994.