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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 is currently enrolled in the final year of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course.
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.
Gordon was born and raised in South Africa, before moving to Vancouver with his family near the end of high school. He then moved to Victoria to attend the University of Victoria, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Upon graduating, Gordon travelled extensively. He returned to Vancouver, attending UBC and obtained his CA designation in 2010 while working for a National CPA firm.
In 2011, Gordon moved to the tax group at his firm to focus on public and private enterprise tax compliance and planning, and cross-border tax, while completing his CICA In-Depth Tax Levels 1 and 2. Gordon currently provides personal and corporate tax compliance planning to owner-managed businesses. Outside of the office, Gordon enjoys spending time in the mountains, climbing and skiing.
Growing up in Victoria, Liz attended the University of Victoria and obtained her Bachelor of Science before pursuing her career as a Certified General Accountant. Liz has been with Cameron Izard Snell since 2012 and her main focuses are US personal taxes and trusts. She also has experience in financial accounting for small business and GST compliance.
In her spare time, Liz enjoys playing squash and volleyball and practicing yoga.
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.
Scott grew up in Victoria, but left to attend the University of Calgary after high school. After moving home, he finished his accounting degree at Camosun College and started articling to obtain his CA designation. Scott has experience in personal taxes and corporate tax and financial accounting. Since joining Cameron Izard Snell, Scott has gained experience in US personal tax services.
In his free time, Scott likes to keep busy scuba diving, mountain biking and spending time exploring and hiking around the Island.
Liberty has worked in a number of industries, her background in educational psychology proving to be an asset in all fields. She is Cameron Izard Snell’s in-house marketing and human resources go-to. From in-house tech support to organizing staff social events and generally keeping the office organized, Liberty takes care of a wide range of office responsibilities.
After living all across Canada, today, Liberty is pleased to call Victoria home. She appreciates every opportunity to explore the Island, hiking and traveling both at home and abroad.