We don't settle for "good enough". We set our sights on things that inspire us, and put our standards high for ourselves, our team and our clients. We go all out and have the hunger to keep going towards our common goals.
From humble beginnings, we've assembled a vibrant and skilled team across the country that are ready to share their passion for positive change.
We love to build business friendships; balancing banter with serious hard work. Bottom line - we're all in this together.
Director & Business Advisor
B. Bus, CPA.
Tony is a director of Trekk and based in our Brisbane office. He works heavily in the advisory space for his clients, focusing on strategic management consulting, mentoring, and resource planning with a driver of making a difference in their businesses and lifestyle. Tony has key strengths in building teams and is an active listener in working to address the pain points in clients' businesses.
He had a passion for small business from a young age due to being brought up with a family of business owners. He's worked with larger corporations and not-for-profits, but he's always drawn back to helping and supporting small to medium (SME) businesses. That's why he's a Director of Trekk, because supporting SME is something we are all passionate about here.
Outside of work, Tony has an active family with three sons that love sports, music and socialising. He enjoys having a drink and some laughs with mates and working on restoring his old EH Holden. He’s a passionate Eels NRL and Reds Rugby supporter with a love of vintage and muscle cars, 80’s Rock and keen runner (for the mind & body), Tony also has a laugh by 'acting the goat' at any event where he can embarrass his kids.
Director & Business Advisor
B. Bus, CPA,
Troy is one of the Directors of Trekk and considers himself to be our 'Chief Ideas Person' - He has years of experience working in large firms, family businesses, and small practice. During this time experienced lots of successes, as well as some failures. He uses the lessons he's learned along the way to help his client's in any problem they are facing, as well as planning their road to success.
The best piece of advice he's been given is "Work hard and the rewards will come, if you give up, then so will the rewards". But while he knows the value of hard work, he also understands the value of personal time too. So, you'll often find him settling in with a good movie with his family, having a punt with his friends or traveling to get some things ticked off the old bucket list in his spare time.
If he's ever in need of an injection of motivation, you'll hear him blasting Hilltop Hoods or Eminem and he is hoping to compete in an Iron Man one day soon. A favourite family tradition is watching the Boxing Day Test with his son and if he ever finds the time to read he may pick up a James Patterson 'Alex Cross' novel.
Director & Business Advisor
B. BCom, CA. AFSL (SMSF Limited) AR
Eryan is an Director of Trekk Advisory and operates from our Townsville and Mount Isa offices. She's been in Public Practice for over 20 years because she loves working with business owners to achieve their version of success , whether its more profit, more cash or more time. She works extensively in business consulting to achieve maximum business value and overall wealth for her clients as they transition from from start-up through to exit, with a focus on wealth creation, business improvement, tax minimisation and risk protection. She is also qualified and licensed to provide advice on superannuation and Self-Managed Super Funds.
She likes to stay active and you might find her walking or running, at a game of touch or netball with her daughters or working in her garden. And to chill out, enjoying time with family and friends. A glass of wine and a good book are also very high on the down-time agenda.
Eryan is passionate about motivating her team, her clients and herself to continually improve and grow. Trying new things, bucking the status quo, seeing set backs not as failures but as opportunities to learn, and roadblocks as challenges not obstacles are a few key philosophies she tries to live by.
Director & Business Advisor
Gav is a Director of Trekk and operates from our Brisbane office - helping his client's in the advisory space in planning, strategy, structure, and taxation. He loves being able to work closely with both his clients and his team to help them achieve their goals. The best part of his job is that each new day is interesting, challenging and rewarding because of the great people he gets to work with.
He is a massive fan of all sports and no doubt wishes he could have been a sports star or commentator. Unfortunately for him, he’s not good enough or impartial enough for either but he very much enjoys continuing to play soccer and tennis in the meantime. There's more to him than sports though... He loves music and going to gigs and theatre with his wife.
Gav goes by the saying "Life is short – enjoy and appreciate this moment" and "Back yourself – some days you kick and some days you get kicked – that’s rugby". This metaphor for strength and resilience helps him get the best out of each day.
Director & Business Advisor
B. BCom, CA, J.P. (Qual).
Pete has a Bachelor of Commerce from University of New England and is a Chartered Accountant. He has over 20 years experience in Public Practice, specifically in Business Services; Virtual CFO, Advisory for SME’s, Audit, Business Valuations, Strategic Planning, IT Focused Solutions and Taxation.
Outside of work, Pete is the founder & treasurer of Mount Isa Music Festival, the entertainment coordinator of the Mount Isa Rotary Rodea and resident bass player in local band “Bull Dust”.
B. Acc, CA.
Matt and his wife made a decision to leave the big smoke and move to the greener pastures of Lismore after years of working and studying in Brisbane. He started at Trekk Northern Rivers in 2018 and quickly became our SMSF Specialist, as well as damn good accountant (obviously). The people he works with and the clients he gets to help on a daily basis are what 'makes the job worth jobbing'.
Matt's a self-confessed gym rat and has also recently taken up BBQing and smoking meats. He says "You bring the beer, I'll bring the meat!". He has called himself the hungry hungry caterpillar in another life, because, well, he likes food.
Hopefully soon he'll be able to cross a few things off his bucket list including skiing in Japan, backpacking through Netherlands and Oktoberfest in Germany
B. Com, CA.
Laura is one of our senior accountants based in Brisbane. Having worked here since 2013, she has grown passionate about connecting with small business communities and helping make a difference in the lives of people around her.
Originally coming from a small town, she loves tending her own vegetable garden - There's something magical about pulling something out of the ground and seeing it on your plate minutes later (She does get some funny looks about the mushrooms in the laundry though!). She also had a few beehives and runs a market stall on Saturdays to sell honey & other beeswax products.
If that doesn't keep her busy enough, Laura and her hubby have spent the last four years sharing their home and hearts with dogs that needed rescuing, rehabilitating them medically and behaviourally (lots of cuddles!) so they can go find their forever homes.
Anna is based in our Brisbane office and is a wealth of knowledge in the SMSF space. She has worked in the SMSF industry since 2006 and has a huge list of certifications and memberships in tow. It makes her day being able to work alongside great co-workers and managers, as well as seeing her clients' satisfaction.
She enjoys traveling and exploring with her family. During COVID Tasmania became the dream place to visit as it combines history and beautiful nature. She is looking forward to returning to Europe in the near future to soak up the culture. Anna believes in making the most of what you've got, and her favourite quote is by Serbian Patriarch Pavle ‘When a man is born, the entire world is happy, and only he cries. But he should live in a way, when he is dying, the whole world should be crying, and only he smiling’.
Glenn started in 2015 as one of our amazing accountants. He's been able to finish his accounting degree throughout the last couple of years and now works alongside our Client Managers to ensure that we are getting the best possible results for our clients. He's also our tax specialist at Trekk Townsville, managing the Income Tax influx around that fun time of year.
Glenn loves sport and can watch anything and will give anything a go (that his body will allow him to!). He is a dad to a little boy called Anthony, and he and his wife volunteer their time throughout both the Scout and Girl Guide movements.
The best piece of advice he's ever been given is "Whatever you do in life is going to be wrong... In someone's eyes. But it will be right in another'! So you do you and that is all that is important."
Sarah loves being in a workplace that challenges her to grow and enjoys the focus on making impacts for our clients in some way, whether big or small. Her fave quote is “Do something today that your future self will thank you for” because self-improvement is something she strives for, at work and at home.
Outside of work, she loves to cuddle up to her cat Leah whilst watching a binge-worthy TV series or movie. She’s got big plans & bucket list items including NYE in New York, Game of Thrones tour in Europe, and building a dream home (she’s already ticked off skydiving - twice - which wasn’t on the bucket list originally, but feels it deserves to be now it’s done!)
She’s irrationally exhilarated by things being neat and tidy – From her desk to TV remotes, pillows, and even her downloads folder! And loves listening to some pop-punk (Blink 182, Good Charlotte, 5SOS) to get her motivated!
B. Bus (Accy)
John is one of our senior accountants in Brisbane. He loves assisting everyday Aussies to achieve their desired results - be it in business or with their investments. Starting his accounting career in 2013, John worked at a firm in South Brisbane as a graduate accountant. It wasn't long until he stepped into the shoes of Senior Accountant / Client Manager and then joined Trekk Advisory in 2021!
Jumping deep into some heavy metal (or the latest Jo Rogan Experience Podcast) when tackling the next big project, you’ll find John tucked away at our office in Newmarket working on getting the best results for his clients. He has a special interest in property investors (be it long term hold or development) and is aces on the tools when preparing financials and tax returns.
He’s pretty sure he was a fish in another life - Never missing an opportunity to get in the water - and also enjoys Taekwondo, bike riding (pedal power, of course) and fishing! In fact, his favourite family tradition is a Good Friday lunch paired with a day of fishing with his family.
John’s got some big things on his bucket list... A Bike ride up Alpe d’Huez. Skydiving Fox Glacier in New Zealand. A motorbike tour through Vietnam and Cambodia... Just to name a few! And he believes “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Go out and do what you are passionate about!”, which is one of his favourite quotes.
If you’d like to talk about your business goals, investments (or the latest season of Rick & Morty), reach out to John today!
Jen's been around since 2011 and morphed into a bit of a jill-of-all-trades for our Brisbane office. Jen has a Bachelor in Business (Human Resource Management) & is a certified member of the Australian Institute of HR.
Jen believes that human capital is an integral part of any business and plays a key role in providing an organisation with a competitive advantage within its industry. People and culture are her jam! Jen can empathise with small business clients that HR compliance, attracting talent, keeping staff engaged and motivated and retaining good employees is a difficult task. If she can remove the stress and anxiety around these components for her clients that’s a win!
Outside of the hustle and bustle in the office, Jen is all about the slow and steady life. She enjoys settling into her hammock reading a good thriller or fantasy novel, enjoying the sound of the ocean and sand between her toes. She loves her sports and is a passionate Dragons supporter, during the week she’s off playing netball and taking her pooch Wendell (staffy x kelpie) for a stroll.
Jess is our marketing gal for all Trekk offices, locations, and projects. There's usually a large buzz of projects and activities across all the offices that she's juggling too kick our marketing goals! She started in our Mount Isa office all the way back in 2010 and spent a couple years working and studying full time to gain her Bachelor in Business (Management & Marketing) which assisted her to rise as our Marketing Director.
Outside of work she's a bit of a book-worm, often challenging herself to read a book a week. Her favourite genres are historical fiction, psychological thrillers and fantasy. She's got a small group of friends that she usually enjoys a 'Friday wine' or two with, and is a bit artsy - So she might zen out to some doodling, or volunteer for local organisations to do their graphic design.
Client Services Coordinator
Brittany started at Trekk Northern Rivers in 2017 as one of our essential and amazing Client Services Coordinators. She describes her role as helping everyone else survive their workday - So whatever the team needs help with, she's ready to go to help keep things moving and get you the best result.
She's born and bred in WA, but has travelled the world and even spent some time living and working as a PA in London before deciding to move back to the homeland. Being a Virgo, she's a bit of a perfectionist... She loves a clean house, clean sheets, perfect wardrobe and a clean car (OTT!). Her life outside of work consists of lots of travel, spending time with friends and family, eating at nice restaurants, drinking champagne with her girlfriends and shopping (of course!).
Her favourite quotes are "Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth!" and "To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone & a funny bone!", and she loves a good Health & Beauty Podcast and some RNB on Fridays (it's a bit of an office tradition).
Business people are do-ers; They are positively charged and aspirational. Wanting to find ways to renew, invent and go further. We see that in our clients, and in ourselves. We don't settle for 'good enough; - We go all out and have the hunger to keep going towards our common goals. So, if your ready to ramp up a level - Let's get started!