Reliable Accountants Victoria BC
Specializing in Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping and Payroll Services
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Meet the Padgett Team
The biggest compliment we continue to get from our clients is that our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. We are honoured to be an important part of their success.
Here we are, forever young.
Glenn Vickers - Patriarch – Mentor – Pioneer
With Glenn’s passing in October of 2014, we have lost an exemplary leader, friend and family member. He was devoted to Padgett, a company he founded in 1991, and his legacy will live on through the passion he shared so freely, the knowledge he shared so deeply, and the countless lives he touched in so many wonderful ways.
Chris Hammond – Senior Tax Consultant
Chris has been helping small businesses succeed in Victoria since joining Padgett Business Services in 1995.
Chris wants to be a cowboy when he grows up.
Gary Vickers – Payroll Manager
Gary manages our Paytrak Payroll Services and has been with Padgett since 2006. His extensive knowledge of the payroll process, employment standards, HRDC and income tax has made him a valuable asset to all of our clients. Gary is a member of the Canadian Payroll Association.
Gary wants to own the Dallas Cowboys when he grows up.
Michelle Clifford – Office Manager – Quadra
Michelle Clifford has been a part of Padgett since 2006 and is currently the Office Manager at our Quadra location. Her experience within the local Victoria area as a bookkeeper for over 21 years, brings an added edge to her knowledge of local businesses. She currently holds a seat on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer of CCSVI Hope Ambassadors Society, and has a passion for photography.
Michelle wants to be a CSI when she grows up.
Mike Devine, B. Com. – Office Manager – Fort Street
Mike is a UVic graduate, who earned his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce in August 2012. He has been with Padgett since 2010, where he started as a co-op student.
Mike wants to be a hockey player when he grows up.
Christine West – Office Manager – Colwood
Christine has been with Padgett since 2009 working out of our Colwood office. She is an outdoor enthusiast spending as much time as she can on hiking trails and camping in the beautiful outdoors. She love to bake and entertain friends.
Christine wants to be a pediatrician when she grows up.
Charmagne Edwards – Staff Accountant
Charmagne has been with Padgett Business Services since 2008 working from our Fort Street office with the bookkeeping services team.
Charmagne wants to be a Fashion Designer when she grows up.
Renee Robinson – Office Manager – Langford
Renee has been with Padgett Business Services since 2006 and moved back to Victoria after helping run a Padgett franchise in Chilliwack. She enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, gardening and hiking. Renee is a member of the Canadian Payroll Association.
Renee wants to be a ballerina when she grows up.
Paige Renaud – Client and Payroll Specialist
Paige joined us in May of 2018 and is a part of Paytrak helping alleviate work where she can. She plans to further her education further into payroll and accounting alike, starting in September of 2019.
Paige loves all things geeky; from comic book conventions, to programming, to Dungeons and Dragons. You’ll likely find her inside of Virtual Reality with a sword in hand!
Paige wants to be a video game designer/programmer/tester when she grows up!
Erin Orr – Staff Accountant
Erin joined Padgett in January of 2016. She has an Associate Degree in General Science and has completed her Business Administration Diploma in April 2016. Erin would like to continue working towards her degree as time allows.
She loves hot yoga, hiking and pretends to like running and working out.
Erin wants to be a Veterinarian when she grows up.
Joce Mino – Payroll Specialist
From Toronto, Joce joined us in July of 2016. Joce furthered his payroll knowledge by completing the Payroll Compliance Legislation in January of 2018. He enjoys travelling and hiking and is always one to go new places or try new things. Hobbies include eating, music, and fitness. He plans to do a road trip across Canada when he finishes his license.
Joce wants to be a pilot when he grows up.
Leigh-Ann Maclean – Staff Accountant
Leigh-Ann joined the Padgett family at the Colwood office in August of 2019. She is currently working towards her Business Administration Diploma at Camosun College.
In her spare time she enjoys hiking, travelling, and going to music festivals.
When Leigh-Ann grows up she wants to be a lawyer.
Nixie Quigley – Staff Accountant
Nixie moved to Canada from the USA to join her husband, a local Victorian, at the end of 2019 and joined the Padgett team in July of 2020. She graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts with a focus in mathematics and genetics education. She has a love for all things furry, feathery or scaly, and adopted her two fur-sons in September of 2020.
Nixie wants to be a math/special needs teacher/chicken farmer when she grows up.
Madalynn Rosche – Staff Accountant
Madalynn is the newest member of Padgett’s Langford location.
She came on board with us in the fall of 2021.
When Madalynn grows up she wants to be a mom and happily say she’s achieved her life goal 😊
Joe Van Swieten – Staff Accountant
Joe has a great love for fitness and all things nerdy. Whether its going for a hike with his animal companion Lucy, building a computer for a friend, or playing board games, Joe will give it his all. Joe plans to continue his education to complete his degree in Business Administration, Accounting and then go for his CPA.
Joe wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up!
Jean Grimshaw – Staff Accountant
Jean brings over 25 years of experience to our clients with her knowledge of buying and selling businesses, corporate and personal taxes and more. Jean has a passion for business and looks forward to bringing value to everyone she meets.
When Jean grows up she wants to be a veterinarian.
Allyza Sanchez – Colwood Reception/Staff Accountant
Allyza Sanchez was a senior Civil Engineering Student in the Philippines and about to graduate before migrating to Canada in 2018. She attended Camosun College to pursue and continue her studies in the School of Business majoring in Accounting.
When Allyza grows up she wants to be a lawyer.
Anchal Gupta – Staff Accountant
I was born and brought up in India, and moved to Canada in the Fall of 2019. After completing my PDD- Accounting from Camosun I joined Padgett Business Services in June 2022.
I believe in God , and with his grace and blessings, I am here-safe and healthy. I like to meet people from all over the world, share experiences and stories. Be a part of something different. I wish to Travel more in future, badminton is my sport.
Anchal wants to be a dancer when she grows up.
Lorne Stapleton – Staff Accountant
Lorne is a new addition to our Quadra Street office, but he is not new to Padgett. Since 2009, he owned and operated a Padgett office in Calgary. With a multitude of career experiences, he truly enjoys serving the diverse cross-section of individuals and businesses that make up Padgett’s clientele.
Along with completing the CPA course work, Lorne has an undergrad BSc (Business major) and an MBA degree from Victoria’s own Royal Roads University. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, kayaking, cycling and camping with his wife Janet and spending time with their friends. Tools are big with Lorne also as he likes to create and tackle anything mechanical or anything associated with home renovations and wood.