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Born and raised in Victoria, Karen developed her tax and business advisory expertise during 20 years with national CA firms until 2007 when she was a founding Partner of Cameron Izard Snell. Karen advises entrepreneurs through every stage, from incorporation through the growth of their businesses and then planning for their business succession.
Her practice focus includes financial reporting, accounting and tax strategies and tax services to business owners in many industries, and to professionals including law firms, medical professionals and dentists, as well as to individual clients. In her leisure time, Karen enjoys sailing the coastal waters with her family.
Since graduating from the University of Victoria, Angus has spent more than 25 years as a trusted business advisor providing tax planning strategies to high-net-worth individuals, professionals, and owner-managed businesses. Angus leads the firms U.S. tax practice, focusing on cross-border compliance and planning.
Angus grew up on the Island and has volunteered his time with several local non-profit organizations, currently serving on the board of the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence and the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. Angus is an avid cyclist and can be spotted riding his bike to and from work on a daily basis.
Born and raised in Southwestern Ontario, Susan graduated from the University of Western Ontario and received her CA designation while working for Ernst & Young. Susan fled the cold eastern winters for the temperate Vancouver Island climate in 1992. Susan’s practice includes tax planning for individuals, professionals, and owner-managed businesses, with a focus on corporate reorganizations and estate and will planning.
Previously a senior manager in tax at KPMG, Susan brings years of experience and knowledge to each of her clients. Through Susan’s support of the Victoria arts community, the firm is now an annual sponsor for Dance Victoria. You will often see her out and about taking in various musical and culinary events around town.
Matt grew up in the Lower Mainland before moving to Victoria to attend the University of Victoria and received his accounting designation in 2009. Matt works with privately held corporations to provide corporate tax planning and compliance services, including corporate reorganizations for tax-efficient restructuring. He works closely with individuals on personal and estate tax planning and compliance. Matt completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course in 2017.
Before transitioning to accounting, Matt had a successful rugby career which included playing for the University of Victoria, the Oak Bay Castaway Wanderers, and representing Canada at over 30 rugby 7’s tournaments worldwide. Outside of work, he enjoys his time with his wife and two sons and watching as many local rugby games as he can.
Jo-Ann grew up in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba. She spent 10 years in Calgary working in the tax group with Arthur Andersen & Co. before making her way to Vancouver Island. Jo-Ann worked at both Ernst & Young and KPMG in Victoria before joining Cameron Izard Snell. She has over 20 years of experience in providing tax advisory services. She has extensive experience in U.S. personal and trust tax compliance. Jo-Ann also advises clients on the process of expatriation from the U.S. and helps them navigate the IRS voluntary disclosure program. She is one of Victoria’s leading U.S. tax practitioners.
Away from the office, Jo-Ann is an avid gardener. On the weekends she spends time with her family up at their cabin on Hornby Island.
Before moving to Victoria in 1977, Chris lived across the U.S. and Canada, from Saskatchewan, New Jersey, Boston, and Vancouver, where she graduated from the University of British Columbia with her Bachelor of Commerce.
Chris articled with Ernst & Young before working at KPMG and later joined Cameron Izard Snell in 2007. While her early experience was in auditing, corporate accounting and tax, Chris’ practice for the past 25 years has focused on personal Canadian and U.S. tax.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys time with her family at Shawnigan Lake.
Growing up in the Central Interior of BC and Alberta, Terry attended the University of Victoria where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree. After articling with KPMG Calgary and a spending short period with PWC in Bermuda, Terry shifted his focus to tax, taking a position in the oil and gas industry. Returning to Victoria in 2007, Terry has been working in local public practice, providing personal and corporate tax planning and compliance services to owner-managed businesses.
Terry has extensive experience in US personal cross border tax, focusing on compliance and planning. He has completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course and brings a substantial level of service and tax expertise to all his clients. Outside of work, Terry enjoys time with his wife and two sons, both avid hockey players, which provides for a busy but fun family life.
Growing up in Victoria, Ross attended the University of Victoria, where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce and played varsity golf. After graduating, he moved to Vancouver to begin his articles where he focused mostly on financial accounting and audit services. Ross received his CA designation in 2011 and since moving back to Victoria, his work has been focused on accounting and tax advice for owner-managed businesses and personal and trust tax services.
Outside of work Ross enjoys fishing and golfing and spending time with his wife and young family.
Vanessa grew up in Victoria and attended the University of Victoria where she completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree. After graduation she decided to take the CA path and took a job articling with Deloitte in Vancouver. During her time with Deloitte she worked in the private company services group providing audit and financial accounting services to clients across a variety of industries. While articling she also obtained her Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. After completing her articling, she returned home to the island in 2014 to join the team at Cameron Izard Snell. Her main focus is corporate accounting, business analysis and planning, and corporate tax planning.
In her spare time, Vanessa is very involved in the equestrian community. She spends time on her family farm helping to care for and train young horses. She also enjoys photography and exploring around the Island.
Growing up on the Island, Wade majored in accounting before joining the CGA Program. Before transition to public practice, Wade spent time working in industry and with the provincial government. Since joining Cameron Izard Snell, his work has focused on US and Canadian personal tax.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his young family and playing intramural soccer. He also volunteers for Operation Trackshoes – a weekend long Provincial Sports festival for people with developmental disabilities which takes place at the University of Victoria every June.
Ashley is a Senior Tax Associate specializing in U.S. cross border taxation. Born and raised in Victoria, she received her CA designation in 2014. She has worked in public practice for over 6 years providing full service corporate and personal U.S. and Canadian accounting and taxation services to clients in a variety of industries as well as acting as a Controller for a range of companies before returning to public practice with our team at Cameron Izard Snell.
Ashley enjoys being involved in the community, she serves on the Finance and Audit Committee for the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and is the Treasurer for the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Prodigy Group.
Outside of work, Ashley is an early riser and starts her day off doing something active. She is a registered Diet Specialist with a wellness blog and loves to whip up new food creations, practice yoga and go paddle boarding.
Scott grew up in Victoria before moving to Kamloops and to attend Thompson Rivers University where he graduated with a BBA, majoring in accounting. He articled at a local firm where he received his CPA designation in 2017. Since moving back to Victoria to join Cameron Izard Snell, he has been focusing on Canadian corporate tax as well as US and Canadian personal tax.
Outside of the office, Scott spends his time outdoors either on the ocean sailing and fishing, or in the mountains skiing.
Brad grew up on Vancouver Island and attended the University of Victoria, where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2012. He completed his CA designation with PwC in Vancouver in 2015, while working with both the Private Company Services team and the Business and Family Wealth Group. After finishing his articling, Brad moved to the US to work as a consultant for a specialized service accountant firm based out of Houston, Texas. Brad joined Cameron Izard Snell in November 2017 where he focuses primarily on corporate accounting and personal tax for owner-manager businesses.
When Brad is not in the office, you can find him rock climbing, hiking or spending time with friends and family.