Born in Vanderhoof, B.C., and having lived in various places throughout the Province my entire life, I am a true West Coaster. I attended university at Thompson Rivers (formerly University College of the Cariboo) earning a B.A. in European History and Philosophy. Following a stint working as a lender and financial advisor with TD Canada Trust, I earned my LLB from the University of British Columbia in 2004.
After articling with a mid-sized firm in the Fraser Valley, I worked as a general solicitor at a prominent downtown Vancouver law firm for 6 years before making the leap to Victoria in 2011. At that time, I founded Flett Law, a forward- thinking law firm that focused on value and fixed-fee billing, and leveraged technology to make legal services accessible and cost-effective for all clients. It has been a pleasure to roll Flett Law under the Breakwater Law banner, where the values of inclusivity and innovation, along with a large pinch of humour, have made me feel perfectly at home.
I have a broad-based business and succession planning practice. I work with entrepreneurial clients to grow their businesses and protect their assets. I represent start-up and middle market companies across a range of industries including manufacturing, retail, internet and e-commerce, with a particular focus on professional service providers (including doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, lawyers and engineers). I provide general corporate counsel to businesses, and strive to understand my clients’ businesses and technologies to better advise on operational and transactional matters. I take particular pleasure in the long-term relationships I have developed with many of my clients – often from start-up to sale.
Since 2016, I have also been a Director of the The Ghost CEO™, North America’s leader in business development coaching. In this role, I am responsible for strategic planning, and oversight of The Ghost CEO’s ™ legal and accounting professional practice within North America. I design and deliver leadership and sales training to legal and accounting professionals who excel at what they do, but don’t know how to talk about it.
Formerly a guest instructor in the area of small business law at Vancouver Community College, I now volunteer as an instructor with the Law Society of British Columbia’s Professional Legal Training Course, teaching up-and-coming new lawyers the ins-and-outs of business structures.
Currently, I devote my service time to Shawnigan Lake School where I serve as Vice-Chair of the Board, and the Island Judo Parents Association where I serve as Secretary. In addition, I am acting chauffeur and full-time social secretary to my two very busy kids. I have no free time for fun hobbies (who needs them when I love my work so much!), but I love planning and taking ambitious holidays to far-flung locations with my family. And I’ll never say no to a trip to Disneyland.