History

Church Pickard is pleased to have recently celebrated its 75th anniversary! We thank our staff and clients for contributing to our ongoing success.

Church Pickard Chartered Professional Accountants originally began as Milne Church & Co in 1940. After a few name changes, as new partners entered and previous partners retired, the firm has been operating as Church Pickard since 1972. The firm has always been located downtown Nanaimo, beginning on the corner of Commercial and Skinner, and most recently moving to the corner of Cavan and Albert.

Much has changed over the years; this has been driven by changes within the profession, and most notably, technology. Church Pickard is fast becoming one of the few boutique, midsize practices left in the Nanaimo area as many other firms our size have sold/merged with national firms. We see this independence as a benefit, as it allows us to adapt more quickly to best suit changing environments and client needs. For example, we were one of the first firms in Nanaimo to go paperless, many years ago.

We have been a training office for new professionals for decades, and are very proud of the number of new CPAs (formerly CAs, CGAs and CMAs) that have gotten their start with our firm.

Past partners include: William Milne, Al Church, Bert Pickard, Bob Lane, Doug Park, Michael Mah,  Bob Greaves, Fred Downs, John Annesley and Lorana LaPorte (retired December 2016). Our current partners, Grant McDonald, Lee-Anne Harrison, Anna Jones and Joanne Novak have all been with the firm for many years. Grant became a partner in 2001, while Lee-Anne, Anna and Joanne recently became partners in January 2017, upon Lorana's retirement.

 

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Our Team

The team at Church Pickard has significant and extensive knowledge and experience providing high-level assistance to individuals, small and large businesses, professionals, and not-for-profit organizations.

 
 
 
Grant McDonald   CPA, CA  - Partner   ✉ EMAIL     + read bio

Grant McDonald
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Lee-Anne Harrison   CPA, CA  - Partner   ✉ EMAIL     + read bio

Lee-Anne Harrison
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Anna Jones   CPA, CA  - Partner   ✉ EMAIL     + read bio

Anna Jones
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Joanne Novak   CPA, CA  - Partner   ✉ EMAIL     + read bio

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Sandra Landry   CPA, CGA  - Senior Manager   ✉ EMAIL     + read bio

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Kirsten Ogaree CPA, CA  - Senior Associate   ✉ EMAIL     + read bio

Kirsten Ogaree
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Janice McAllan   CPA, CGA  - Senior Associate   ✉ EMAIL     + read bio

Janice McAllan
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Eric Landry   CPA  - Associate   ✉ EMAIL     + read bio

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Mike Traynor    B.B.A.  - Articling Accountant   ✉ EMAIL

Mike Traynor
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Bryn Dykstra   B.B.A.  - Articling Accountant   ✉ EMAIL

Bryn Dykstra
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Rimpy Mahal   B.B.A.  - Articling Accountant   ✉ EMAIL

Rimpy Mahal
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Ellen Durant   B.Comm.  - Articling Accountant   ✉ EMAIL

Ellen Durant
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Thalia Wilson   B.B.A.  - Articling Accountant   ✉ EMAIL

Thalia Wilson
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Ashley Parkinson   B.A.  - Accounting Technician   ✉ EMAIL

Ashley Parkinson
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Chanda Eap   B.B.A.  - Accounting Technician   ✉ EMAIL

Chanda Eap
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Kara-Lee Hunt   B.Com, LLB  - Accounting Technician   ✉ EMAIL

Kara-Lee Hunt
B.Com, LLB - Accounting Technician
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Adrian Burridge   M.B.A.  - Accounting Technician   ✉ EMAIL

Adrian Burridge
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Viktoriia Natsevych  Accounting Technician   ✉ EMAIL

Viktoriia Natsevych
Accounting Technician
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Margaret Moore  Accounting Technician   ✉ EMAIL

Margaret Moore
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Wendy Huntingford  Administration   ✉ EMAIL

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