Patrick Smith, CPA, CGA
After obtaining his CGA designation in 1982, Patrick joined EPR in 1984, becoming a partner in 1986. Active in his community, his various positions have included serving as President of both The Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Maple Ridge Community Foundation. Patrick’s areas of practice include small-to-medium business accounting, taxation and consulting, personal income tax, and estates and trust taxation. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey, skiing and golfing.
Quality service is a key component of my practice. I strive to help my clients succeed in their business endeavors.
Kathi Halpin, CPA, CGA
Kathi received her CGA designation in 1992 and worked in industry for several years before joining EPR in 2000. As a partner since 2009, Kathi’s areas of practice include accounting for small to medium businesses, tax planning for private corporations and estate and trust compliance. Kathi has volunteered for various positions with local community non-profit organizations. She is a mother of two sons and is active with them and her close extended family.
My focus is on delivering professional, quality work by providing excellent service and fulfilling clients’ expectations.
John Thomson, CPA, CGA
John became a partner on January 1, 2016. He has been with EPR since 2007, completing his CGA designation in 2012. He is focused on small-to-medium business accounting and taxation, personal income tax and estates and trusts. His focus is on providing professional, quality service to help clients succeed in their business ventures. John is an active member in the community, including serving as Treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce Serving Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge since 2013.
In his leisure time, John enjoys spending time with his young family, snowboarding and golfing.
Jeff Cawker, CPA, CGA
Jeff joined EPR straight out of high school during the summer of 2005. Throughout his tenure he was able to complete CGA designation while working his way up to a senior associate at the firm. Jeff’s specialty areas include not-for-profits, estates, and corporate taxation. Strong customer service is also something Jeff prides himself on.
Outside the office, Jeff is on numerous non-profit boards including: Ridge Meadows Education Foundation, Golden Ears Winter Club, and the local St. Johns Ambulance branch. In his spare time he enjoys golfing and curling.
Kerston started at EPR in 2017. She has a BA from Thompson Rivers University and is a CPA Candidate, having completed the CFE in September 2017. Before joining EPR, Kerston worked with a not-for-profit organization. She works with our corporate, not-for-profit and personal tax clients and excels at customer service. The mom of two young boys, she enjoys time off with family and being active.
Nav Dhaliwal, CPA, CGA
Nav joined EPR in September 2013 and obtained his designation in 2015. He offers accounting and advisory services to small to medium businesses, not-for-profits and individuals. His goal is to provide professional quality services, develop client relationships and maximize personal and corporate success through tax planning.
Outside of work, Nav officiates ice hockey and enjoys playing numerous sports including football and golf.
Eric Faulkner, CPA, CGA
Eric joined EPR in July of 2012. He is located in the Maple Ridge office and obtained his designation in 2015. He has a Bachelors’ of Business Administration degree majoring in Accounting from Douglas College and enjoys providing quality service to clients.
Barb Holgerson, CPA, CGA
Barb joined EPR in December 1999 and has been a CPA for the past 13 years. She worked for Government and the Private sector in various bookkeeping and clerical roles and attained her CPA while working at EPR in 2002. She has many years of experience working with individuals as well as small and large businesses assisting them with their financial, accounting and tax needs. She enjoys using her skills to help the firms many clients. She currently lives in Maple Ridge and loves spending time with family, travelling and being active.
Erin Sass, CPA
Erin became a CPA and joined EPR in 2017. Erin has been in accounting for 10 years, working in industry prior to pursuing her CPA designation at an audit firm in Victoria, BC. She graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration (Hon.) from BCIT in 2010. Erin ’s strong assurance skills make her valuable member of our audit team. In her free time, she enjoys photography, knitting and hiking with her family.
Verle Spindor, General Manager
Verle has been with EPR in a variety of capacities since 1992. Originally the manager of our bookkeeping division, Verle’s role has grown as the firm as grown. Located in our Maple Ridge office, she oversees the administration/management of our practice, including human resources, facilities management and marketing. Customer service management is also a key part of her position and she enjoys providing excellent service to our clients. An avid golfer and runner, Verle also enjoys travelling and time spent with family.