Rhonda is a Debt Solutions Manager serving people in Farber’s Tillsonburg, Woodstock and St Thomas offices. She has 16 years of experience in the insolvency industry and is a Certified Insolvency Administrator and Qualified Insolvency Counsellor. Rhonda started in the insolvency industry with McLay and Company in 2003 as Head of the firm’s Tax Department. She subsequently became part of Farber when the firm acquired McLay in 2014.
Prior to working in insolvency, Rhonda was a self-employed small business owner in St. Thomas, from 1993 to 2002. This experience gave her in-depth knowledge of the challenges and rewards of managing the finances of a small business, and how important successful financial management is to both business and personal situations. Before this, Rhonda worked in the restaurant business for 10 years, in Milton Ontario. She then decided to move back to the St Thomas area in 1993 with her daughter.
Rhonda grew up (and worked) on her family’s farm, located between Tillsonburg and Aylmer. The family are long-time residents of Aylmer and are well known in the area. Rhonda raised her daughter as a single parent, further reinforcing the importance of managing money and a family on a single income. Rhonda is proud that her 26-year-old daughter is attending UWO in London.
Rhonda believes in the strengths of helping family and others in the community. She says. “Most days, my job doesn’t feel like work. I spend all day helping people…how great is that! I enjoy being able to help people by showing them that there are solutions to their financial stress. When they leave my office, they are noticeably relieved and that makes me feel good, like I’ve made a difference in their world. We have a plan and when they go to bed that night, they will sleep because they know that there are better days ahead. Everyone’s situation is different, but we are all the same, with one goal in mind…moving forward.”