Muriel Bruintjes
Office Manager

Muriel has been married to Colin for 35 long, easy years. She started working at the office in 1996 after she worked for RBC for 9 years. She enjoys working in the office because she values the relationships she builds with clients. She also loves the flexibility she has to take 'nana days' where she gets to spend time with her 6 wonderful grandchildren. When she's not spending time with her family, she likes to go camping, mow their acreage, ride her bike and play the piano.  


Val Simmonds
Bookkeeper & Payroll Administrator

Val has over 25 years’ experience as a bookkeeper and payroll administrator. She has been with the CTB team for over 10 years and clients trust her with their lives! She has taken multiple courses in accounting and payroll and graduated from Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek with certificates in clerical and office administration. Val especially enjoys the consulting aspect of her job where she ensures accurate information is reported. She loves spending time with her grandchildren and enjoys reading, puzzles, and knitting.


Meghan Hidber, BBA (Hons)
Junior Accountant

Meghan has been with the CTB team for 5 awesome years! She was born and raised in Smithers and appreciates how fortunate she is to learn from a professional local entrepreneur in the town where she grew up. In 2014, Meghan graduated from the Okanagan School of Business with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration specializing in accounting with a concentration in communications. She is also certified in QuickBooks Online. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys reading, travelling, and time spent with her family and friends.


Blanka Jecminkova, M.Sc., Eng.
Senior Accountant

Blanka came on board in January 2018. She graduated from a European university with a Masters in Engineering. After living for over 20 years in Port Coquitlam, she and her family settled in the Kispiox Valley in October 2015. She gained her rock-solid 30+ years accounting, taxation and business consulting knowledge and experience through countless professional courses while working as a senior auditor for CPA firms in the Lower Mainland. Blanka enjoys providing dedicated service to clients and admires Colin’s professional team. She, along with her husband of 32 years, love all outdoor activities and adventures.


Linda Potter
Administrative Assistant

Linda joined the CTB team in November 2014. Previously, she worked for the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church as the Office Administrator for 18 years. She likes meeting new people and building relationships with clients. She also enjoys many outdoor activities with her husband of 33 years, and in the summer, she spends time camping and doing other outdoor activities. Linda has two grown children (now married), who are her pride and joy, and she loves to spend time with them whenever they get together.