Our Team

Joseph Lea and Associates is a Public Business Accounting (PBA) firm in Nanaimo, BC.Our goal is to give our clients the quality of service and support where they feel comfortable and confident in referring us to their friends and family and only in this way can our firm grow.  We, as a firm, are not successful unless our clients are successful, as they are the reason we exist.

Kenneth (Joseph) Dreger

Partner
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Ken has been working in the accounting industry since 1988. As Ken’s first love was computer systems, Ken was able to specializes in information systems within the accounting field. Ken worked for accounting firms in partnership with computer firms, installing and supporting various accounting and tax software packages. In Ken’s free time he paints, plays piano (badly), raises chickens (patiently) and gardens.

Cora (Lea) Garraway

Partner
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Cora Lea started in accounting in 1992 when she transferred from hospitality into the accounting industry due to a recognition of her aptitude for numbers. Cora Lea has worked for a variety of organizations including small and large firms, not for profit and small business. In Cora Lea’s free time she paddle boards, teaches Ken piano (patiently), raises chickens (badly) and gardens.

Lola (Lolitta Señorita) Dreger

Office greeter
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Lola has been with the firm since 2013 and has been employee of the month for most months since being hired. Lola’s expertise is customer service and belly scratches.

Jaia Rayelle Garraway

Office Administration
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Jaia is new to the firm in the office administration position. Jaia brings a positive energy to the firm and is the first person you see when you come into the office (some days). Jaia is a talented singer, guitar and piano player but a bad cook.

Lucas MacKenzie Dreger

Accounting student
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Lucas is currently enrolled in the VIU Bachelor of Administration (Accounting) program. Lucas enthusiastically looks forward to client shoe boxes and photocopying documents. Lucas enjoys computer systems, gaming and not cooking.