As Vantage West Realty's Director of Finance, Raphaelle keeps the ball rolling in terms of reporting, accounting and is responsible for all tax returns, payroll, cash flow, and then some! She is extremely organized, detailed oriented, analytical, and supports our team in numerous ways. Raphaelle worked for 6 years in accounting firms in France and 1 year in Montreal as team leader of the accounts payable division in the forestry industry. She grew up in the small village of Saint-Remy-Les-Chevreuse an hour south-west from Paris, came to Canada in 2010 to learn English and fell in love with Canadian lifestyle and values (friendly, peace-loving). After spending a year in Vancouver and then in Montreal, she wanted to settle in a smaller community to start a family and be surrounded by lakes and mountains. She could not have chosen a better place to live! Raphaelle gets the most out of her Okanagan lifestyle hiking, skiing, and spending time with her family.