"I've been a small business owner (a proprietor, a partner and a corporate shareholder), I've worked as an employee, had rental property, experienced loss and helped with the resulting estate, dealt with family finance issues - overall, I think I understand what things are like in the lives of our clients. Our team also has great real world experience. That doesn't mean better answers than other accountants, I just think we know how our clients see the world and can add value to the people and businesses we work with because of our training and experience.”
Robert has lived and worked on 3 continents, but B.C. is home having lived most of his life in Kelowna. He finished high school here, and joined the family restaurant business- the iconic Burger Baron of the 1980s and 1990s before pursuing a formal business education and then working with leading global hotel firms. Robert eventually moved into finance and ultimately into accountancy.
Robert earned his Masters in Professional Accounting while working with the Auditor General of British Columbia. However, the desire to be connected to real people’s lives and businesses ultimately returned him to Kelowna to join the partnership of Schneider Sample Ohlmann.
In 2016, Robert started Ohlmann & Associates. “We have fantastic clients, great professional colleagues, and an excellent team who get to work hard making a difference for people each day. That’s unique, and we are privileged to have that opportunity!”
Robert’s non working time is focused heavily on his family (wife Sonja and their 2 sons). They love to play games, ski and enjoy laughter together. They are a family of travelers but all agree home is the best place to be.
Dean joined the team in January 2016. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Dean completed his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Regina and spent time articling with a larger CA firm in Prince Albert. Kelowna has been home to Dean and his family for the last 25 years now and it is here where he moved his career into the private sector as a controller, before returning to public practice with Ohlmann & Associates.
He is responsible for the preparation of corporate year ends as well as income tax returns for both corporations and individuals, and assists on the firm’s trust assurance engagements. Dean believes in continuing education to perform at a higher and more knowledgeable level of service to clients.
While actively involved at the Board level of Kelowna Minor Football, Dean also coaches his son’s flag and tackle teams, and likes to spend his free time traveling and pursuing the outdoors with friends and family.
Dean is also a life member of the Kelowna Kinsmen club and was a finalist for the 1998 Fred Macklin Memorial Award (City of Kelowna - Volunteer of the Year).
Quinn joined the team in early 2020. Raised in northern Alberta he started migrating south; expanding his finance career in beautiful Banff for 4 years and eventually transferring to the warmer Kelowna climate in 2015.
Quinn believes in understanding where a client is at and getting to know their business and life so he can help make personalized recommendations and assist them in getting where they want to be. Quinn’s role in the office includes tax file preparation and administrative services. His personal service and extensive background of serving people in finance are a great compliment to the team.
Quinn enjoys helping others work through problems or learn new skills, whether that be in finance, music or technology. With a long background in music he enjoys playing guitar for friends and small groups, along with teaching others who want to pick up the instrument. Coming from a big outdoor environment, Quinn loves to get out in the summer for camping trips around BC and spending time with family and friends around a campfire and on one of our many beautiful lakes. During winter he spends time on the local mountains, snowboarding on our amazing powder and varied terrain.
Dillon is a graduate of the Bachelors of Business Administration program at Okanagan College with a wealth of varied experience. During his time at Okanagan College he spent 9 months in Linyi, China on student exchange where he traveled and studied Mandarin.
Dillon joined the team in early 2020 and has previously worked at Omland Heal (an independent accounting firm in Penticton), and recently worked as a General Accountant at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna.
Dillon was born and raised in Penticton but has called Kelowna home for several years. Dillon is a big music fan, Dillon always enjoys telling a joke and having a good laugh, and can be sometimes seen cycling around town.
Alex joined the team in 2021. He was born and raised on Vancouver Island and has recently made a new home in Kelowna.
Alex is studying a Bachelors of Business Administration at Okanagan College and plans to pursue CPA designation after graduation.
His previous work experience is primarily in the hospitality industry with experience ranging from luxury fishing resorts to remote truck stops. Alex has a passion for travelling and has visited over 20 countries in his lifetime. He loves all things outdoors and likes to spend his free time camping, hiking, swimming and rock climbing.
Jon is a student at Okanagan College in the Bachelor of Business Administration program studying Accounting. Jon joined the team in 2022 in pursuit of a career in accounting with plans to pursue his CPA designation.
Jon was born and raised in Kelowna but has spent several years travelling around Canada and the world, having lived in Australia for 2 years prior to attending school. His experience includes attending the Mechanical Engineering Technologies program at Okanagan College, as well as working in the oil fields of Northern Alberta.
Jon has a passion for where the business community in Kelowna is headed, and how he can potentially help businesses as these events unfold in the future.
Joyce is a student at Okanagan College in the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting program and is making the transition from her background in math and computer science to pursue a CPA designation.
Joyce holds a Master’s degree in computer science and has volunteered extensively at the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.
Having grown up in the Okanagan, her hobbies include hiking, cycling, and swimming in Okanagan lake. Joyce joined the team in 2021 and loves giraffes and usually has an interesting fact to share if asked.
Seth is a student in the Bachelors of Business Administration program at Okanagan College. Seth joined the team in 2021 and is pursuing a career in accounting. He grew up on a farm outside the city of Cambridge, Ontario, before moving to study in Kelowna.
On the farm, Seth worked as a farm hand, helping his parents to take care of their goat business. As a young entrepreneur, Seth also operated his own chicken-raising business, selling chicken eggs to local customers and family friends.
Seth believes that effective communication, diligent planning, and strategizing are the foundations for effective work. He has always enjoyed working with numbers and developing strategies in various areas. In high school, he had experience competing in finance competitions and testing stock market trading strategies.
Seth enjoys reading, and he enjoys spending time with his brother and sister-in-law and friends from church