Meet Our Team

All of our partners and staff maintain the highest levels of integrity and knowledge. We have years of experience in tax, accounting, financial reporting, succession planning and bookkeeping. We pride ourselves on providing personal service tailored to each client’s unique requirements in the most cost effective manner possible.

David F. Steele, CPA, CA
David has been with the Firm since 1995. David started with the Firm as a staff accountant and was able to work with his father who was one of the founding partners of the Firm. He has experience in dealing with the accounting, income tax and general operational issues encountered by small and mid-sized businesses and with personal income tax issues. David was born and raised in Vancouver, and enjoys various sports and spending time with his family.


Erica N. Kovach, CPA, CA
Erica has been with the Firm since 2004. Erica joined the firm as a staff accountant and has never looked back. She is fully versed in, and familiar with, tax issues, accounting needs and not-for-profit and crown corporation audits and filing requirements and can help you navigate the sometimes confusing world of tax and accounting. Erica was born and raised in BC, is an avid reader and loves swimming.


Joseph J. Schretlen, CPA, CGA (retired partner)
Joseph was a founding partner of the Firm and is currently a senior consultant to the Firm. Joe has spent the majority of his career involved in tax planning and tax strategies for the Firm’s clients.

Stanley Sze-To, CPA

Stanley joined the Firm in February 2019 and has been in public practice for more than 12 years. He is dedicated to helping both individual and corporate clients prepare tax, trust and information returns. Stanley is very detailed, speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese and specializes in compilation and review of financial statements, and bookkeeping. Stanley’s passion is photography and when he is not taking pictures, he enjoys traveling, seeing new places and learning about the history and culture of an area.


Jeanette Leitch, CPA, CMA

Jeanette joined the Firm in October 2020 and has been in public practice for more than 15 years. She has experience in compilation and review engagements and the preparation of small business corporate, personal and trust returns. Her background in science and economics is reflected in her interest in problem solving. Jeanette loves nature and spends most weekends on Mayne Island.


Kar Wai Kam (Peter), CPA, CGA

Peter has been with the Firm since October 2020 and has been in public practice for more than 12 years. He specializes in audits for non-for-profit organizations, reviews, compilation engagements and tax. Peter is very energetic and speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Outside of the office, Peter enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and listening to the different types of music, such as jazz, rock and classical. He enjoys playing the drums and can be found in any one of the city’s record stores on the weekends.


Mansi Mistry
Mansi Joined us in February, 2019.


Dale Abeling
Dale joined the Firm as a secretary in 1986 and has been with Steele & Co. ever since. In 2006 Dale semi retired and moved to the Island where she works with the Firm on a part time basis. Dale is familiar with all of the clients and remains an integral part of the Firm. Dale enjoys gardening, cooking and fibre arts in her down time.