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Elaine Brown

Elaine joined Brilliant Business Solutions Inc. in November 2015, bringing with her a dedication to provide superior service to her clients. While working with a long-established business service up island, Elaine moved from reception to increasingly more responsible positions. After over 13 years with that company Elaine began bookkeeping while taking courses through Thompson Rivers University and then moved to Nanaimo. During the past 10 years Elaine has provided a variety of small businesses and non-profits with superior bookkeeping services, including government remittances and payroll.

Elaine continues to increase her knowledge base, being proficient with both Quickbooks Pro and Sage 50. She provides conscientious service and meets all government filing deadlines. In addition, she is also our T1 personal and self-employed income tax expert. Elaine has the "knack" of finding ways to increase your return!

We are lucky to have Elaine on our team!

Sandra Dutchak

Sandra joined our team in May 2017, bringing 20 years of experience in the retail and restaurant industries. Her skills range from setting up books for small self-employed businesses, maintaining complex books for high volume businesses, non-profit organizations and societies.

In addition to her expertise with the Sage 50, Quickbooks and PC Law programs, Sandra recently completed a program to learn corporate tax preparation so that she can take care of our small business clients when it is time for their year-end tax preparation.

Sandra's sense of humour and her dedication to providing the most accurate and cost-effective service to her clients, makes her a great addition to Briliant Business Solutions Inc.

We are fortunate to have Sandra as part of the Brilliant team!


Jan MacMillan

Jan joined Brilliant Business Solutions Inc. in October 2017, having worked in the legal community for over 30 years as a conveyancer and legal assistant. She has continuously upgraded her education and completed the Administration and Accounting programs at Northwest Community College.

Jan is proficient the the PC Law, ESI Law and ESI 360 programs and has a wealth of knowledge on trust accounting according to the Law Society Rules of British Columbia.  

Currently Jan is training under the supervision of our team to enhance her knowledge of general bookkeeping with the Sage  50 and Quickbooks programs. She is also responsible for booking and hosting all our mediations, discoveries, arbitrations and meetings in the conference rooms that we offer at Brilliant!

We are happy to have her on board!


Mona Mahovlic

Our team grew in April 2018 with the addition of Mona Mahovlic. Mona moved from Cranbrook back to Vancouver Island to be near her daughter, who is enrolled at VIU.

We benefit from Mona's 16+ years of bookkeeping for law firms. She is proficient in PC Law, ESI Law and has a wealth of knowledge on trust accounting according to the Law Society Rules of British Columbia. 

Mona is a kind person who takes her work to heart. She is meticulous in her work habits, ensuring accurate and professional results.

We are happy to have her join us!


Denise Wood

Denise joined our team in June 2019. Formerly the Manager of the Nanaimo Curling Club for 20 years, she is passionate for what she does and brings exceptional organizational skills and professionalism to all her work.

Denise is well versed in the Sage 50 program and is currently learning to utilize other software programs. 

She is an excellent fit and we are very pleased to add her to our team!

Darlene Johnson

January 2020 we welcome Darlene as part of the Brilliant team.  Darlene has over 25 years experience performing office administration and bookkeeping duties as well as 8 years working in law firms and over 6 years experience working in an accountant's office.  She is proficient in Sage 50, PC Law, Profile and Caseware.  Darlend is a self-motivated professional who balances a detail-oriented approach with an eye for co-ordinating and organizing projects in an office environment.  Darlene uses her past experience to complete bookkeeping, income tax and T2s for our clients.  We are very excited to have her!!

Shelbey Dutchak

Shelbey is a highschool student who joined our firm in 2019.   Shelbey is assisting us in keeping our files organized while learning some of the "ropes" of our industry.  Shelbey brings a young fresh atmosphere to our work space and we are happy to have her come along side us!