Kate, aka Kathi, Peill was born in Lunenburg, N.S. and moved to the Valley at six. Her first bookkeeping experience was doing the payroll for the family farm, flipping from one page to another to get the correct deductions and is grateful for today’s high tech advancements!
After high school, she studied management in Germany and Switzerland and owned and operated a restaurant in Bridgewater for 10 years. After the restaurant sold, she started BookMinders in 1990 to provide bookkeeping for small businesses on the South Shore. This led to a few detours into management roles and the creation of her own promotional products company and culminated in the role of financial controller for a large company in the Annapolis Valley.
Given the state of the Covid world today, Kate has gone back to basics and helps other small businesses start-up and prosper and gives freely of her years of experience to help them. She is certified as an expert for Quickbooks Advanced Online and sees the future for small business in their ability to instantly know their true state of affairs and in their ability to pivot when the figures so dictate.
Kate lives in Kentville with her best buddy, Kendall Hutchinson, a master carpenter, close by to their 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Her leisure hours are spent in her abundant garden, in the woods at her off-grid cabin or on the water with her family – anywhere out in the sun.
"Kate is a wonderful person to work with. She is kind, friendly, honest and highly ethical. Her commitment to delivering top service to the Horton community is unparalleled."
— Kevin Carver, VP