The Fusion Solutions Team

Darrin Woodward

PRINCIPAL – FUSION ACCOUNTING SOLUTIONS

I have been in the accounting profession since 1997. Since that time I have obtained extensive experience in all types of small to medium business, including advice in tax structures, tax minimisation, debt management, business advice and specialising in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, including borrowing arrangements (LRBA). My objective is to have solutions and advice tailored to individual circumstances so the desired outcome can be achieved.

Jared Humes

Principal – Fusion Accounting Solutions

I have been advising my clients at Fusion Accounting Solutions for over 17 years. I enjoy analysing my client’s business interests, agreeing on a goal and implementing solutions. I offer an alternate perspective on how to manage your business and invite you to buy into our vision here at Fusion Accounting Solutions. Outside of work I relish my family time and love my weekend breakfast outings with my daughter Momo.

Paul Jackson

Principal – Fusion Financial Solutions

Local boy, born and bred, I have been advising clients on their financial wellbeing for 20 years. With a background in accounting, I endeavour to investigate tax saving strategies to further improve my clients’ financial position – whether that be with superannuation, retirement planning, aged care or investments. Another strength is my experience in advising the SMSF and vet industries. When not improving my client outcomes I am busy with my young family or playing football for Kingscliff District Football Club. Paul Jackson of Fusion Financial Solutions Pty Ltd is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited.

Madonna Kucharski

SMSF Specialist

I am an Accountant who has a passion and a specialist focus in the area of self-managed superannuation. 18 years ago, I began my accounting career servicing individual and business clients in the areas of Accounting, Taxation and Audit. I am now dedicated and strive to assist SMSF trustees and members with the administration, taxation and compliance of their SMSF. I take pride in providing Fusion SMSF clients with a complete in-house SMSF administration service. When I not focusing on my SMSF clients I am spending time with my family, catching up with friends, volunteering in the local community or walking my dog.

Shae Culpitt

Paraplanner

I’m a Banora Point local and first fell in love with financial planning in 2012. Fast forward 10 years and my passion has only grown. Professionally, we design strategic plans for clients to achieve their goals through all stages of life. It’s rewarding and wonderful to be a part of our client’s journey and develop long-lasting relationships. I help clients to develop technical strategies for tax minimisation, fee and interest savings, budgeting and having a professional to turn to for financial decisions. Personally, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends playing golf, music, Aussie BBQ’s and taking any opportunity to dance.

Tracy Bashford

Senior Accountant

I have worked in public practice as a taxation accountant for over 10 years now and am a member of the Institute of Public Accounts. I can assist with your taxation and business needs for all types of entity structures including self managed super funds. I have a high attention to detail and enjoy analysing data not only to eliminate errors and inaccuracies but to identify opportunities that will add value to your business. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, catching up with friends and playing hockey.

Carolina Weber Rampa

Accountant

Raised in Brazil I moved to Australia in 2011 to finish high school, fell in love and decided to stay. I completed my Bachelor of Accounting and started working with Self-Managed Super Funds and Individual Tax Returns. I enjoy helping people out and trying to get a positive outcome for them and I strive to deliver the highest quality to any task. In my spare time, I enjoy surfing, travelling, walking my dogs and spending time with my family and friends.

Trey Thomas

Junior Accountant

I hold a Bachelor of Business (Majors in Accounting and Finance) and has been a local for most of my life. As a certified Xero advisor, I have a strong skillset in individual tax, GST and bookkeeping and I enjoy researching and solving complex client situations. I am currently studying to become a CPA to further enhance my skillset. My personal interests include all things sports related (favourite being AFL), chess and learning about the world around us.

Robin Curry

Practice Manager

Working in and on accounting firms for the past 35 years I am excited to be working with the Fusion Team and be a Tweed “local”. I have had two previous employers so I tend to find a place and stick to it. My focus is on people, culture and clients. My goal has always been building relationships and helping colleagues and clients wherever I can. I am a Gold Coast girl with 2 teenage sons, 2 cats and a mother who will outlive all of us. I love helping people and have found a passion working within the homeless community. I love spending time with my family and friends which usually involves good food and wine, doing anything on the water, reading, writing and being creative.

Mandy Muscat

Client Service Officer, Financial Planning

Growing up with a Financial Adviser as a father, I grew up believing in the value of advice and how important it is to have the right measures in place to ensure the financial well-being of you and your loved ones. With my extensive financial services experience and passion for advice, joining the Fusion team with similar values seemed like a natural fit.

I have worked in small businesses, large corporates and until recently, for myself as an external paraplanner. My husband and I relocated from Sydney to the beautiful Tweed Coast with our two young children in 2020 and are enjoying the relaxed lifestyle.

Tiarne Winton

Client Service Officer, Financial Planning

Currently study for my Bachelor of Business, I am in the early years of a lifelong career in Financial Planning. My passion is to provide people with the knowledge and tools required to take charge of their financial journey and set themselves up for a life of financial freedom. I have grown up on the Tweed and have a great appreciation for our beautiful landscapes and amazing food! My current role in the Fusion team involves implementing financial strategies and being the direct point of contact for our Financial Planning clients.

Debbie Baxter

Bookkeeper

I have over 25 years experience in the bookkeeping field, working for all different types of industries both in my own practice and now with Fusion Accounting. I am a registered BAS agent and have a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) and I am currently studying to attain my Diploma of Payroll Services. I assist many small and medium business with their bookkeeping, and enjoy helping businesses get their accounting systems in order and I am more than happy to assist all clients with their bookkeeping requirements. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and enjoy travelling, water sports and cooking.

Stephanie Mills

Receptionist

I was born in the UK and emigrated with my family to Australia in 2006, landing in the Tweed area. I have gone to school locally and now am working here too. I have a background in administration which I enjoy due to being organised and disciplined. I love meeting people and helping others and being the first contact in Fusion means I can get to know our clients over time.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family which includes my dogs, eating out and staying healthy by going to the gym.