Tamiko has over 20 years of experience in both industry and public practice. Before joining Smythe in 2017, Tamiko spent nine years as director of finance at another mid-sized firm. She enjoys working collaboratively with all levels of the organization to help facilitate open communication, improve operational efficiencies and drive the strategic growth of the Firm.
Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Tamiko spent several years in a variety of accounting roles before going back to school to start working towards her designation. She graduated from BCIT with a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting in 2000 and went on to successfully write the Uniform Final Examination in 2002 and obtained her CA 2003.
Outside of work, Tamiko enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially if it entails watching football and cheering the Seattle Seahawks.
Brenna Quaas joined Smythe LLP in 2010 having moved to Vancouver from Haida Gwaii. As a Quality Control Manager at Smythe Brenna’s focus is on the overall quality of client documents, which includes proofreading and typing financial statements, valuation and advisory reports, and other client materials. Brenna is also actively involved in the development of procedures and training materials as well as the mentorship of the administrative team.
In her own time, Brenna volunteers as a Big Sister and enjoys hiking, fishing, and spending time outdoors.
Alyssa McKinney was born in West Vancouver, BC and attended the University of Victoria where she received her BA in Psychology. Alyssa joined Smythe LLP in 2010 in a joint marketing and human resources role. After realizing her passion for marketing and communications, Alyssa moved her focus to full-time marketing in 2011, and was promoted to Marketing Manager at Smythe in 2014.
Leading the Firm’s marketing and business development department, Alyssa is focused on marketing communications, corporate sponsorships, online marketing, strategy as well as events.
Outside of work, Alyssa is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys travelling as much as she can. In the past few years, Alyssa has spent time in South America, South East Asia and Europe.
Caoimhe Bourke graduated from the University of Limerick, Ireland with a Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources, and obtained her CIPD certification in 2007. She joined Smythe in 2011, and a year later achieved her CPHR designation. In 2016, Caoimhe completed her Master of Science in Strategic Human Resources at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
As the Human Resources Director at Smythe, Caoimhe is committed to maintaining a high performance work culture. Her areas of expertise include talent acquisition and management, employee relations and compensation.
Caoimhe plays an active role advising senior management on how to build and sustain performance, understanding individual goals to help people grow in their careers, and identifying opportunities for the team to leverage their strengths. Her motivation and focus is to align corporate vision and values to create an engaged and motivated team, while fostering an environment where people truly enjoy working at Smythe.
Robin has been with Smythe LLP for 25 years, and throughout the years has watched the firm grow from a 30 person firm to a firm of over 160. She is the Office Manager/Internal Controller and is an integral part of the inside action of the Firm. When not working, Robin enjoys spending time with her friends and family, boxing, playing volleyball and playing for the Smythe Baseball Team.