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Dion Pomponio, CPA, CGA


Dion grew up on the BC North Coast, in Prince Rupert. Moving to Victoria in the 1989, Dion studied at Camosun College and articled at the accounting firm, Firth & Stouwer. Dion began in public practice in 1990 and attained his accounting designation in 1994. Since then he has worked as an Accountant in the greater community, serving on audit and finance committees for various non-profit organizations. Dion has offered seminars for the Bookkeepers Association as well as for owners of small businesses and rental property owners. Other areas of special interest for him include community service, enjoying the outdoors, and curling. Owning and managing his own accounting firm, Pomponio & Company, Dion is kept very busy. However, Dion also dedicates time to volunteer with the homebound, youth, and other groups in in the local community. And when the weather becomes nice, Dion enjoys hiking and camping trips with his family.

Michael Jones, CPA, BBA

Senior Accountant, Manager

Born and raised in Victoria, Michael earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with an Accounting Major from Camosun College in April 2014. While finishing his Bachelors degree Michael joined Pomponio & Company in November 2013 and in April of 2017 received his CPA designation. Michael has begun to give back to the CPA program by contributing time and talent by tutoring and providing council to current and potential students. Michael has recently begun to mark cases for CPA Canada to assist CPA students as they prepare for the CFE. Michael’s experience in business structure and tax planning compliment his client service focus. Outside of work Michael enjoys coaching, reffing, and playing hockey.

Sherri Olson, CPA, CGA

Senior Accountant

Sherri was born in Victoria, BC, and moved to Hawaii where she grew up before returning to Victoria to study Business Accounting at the University of Victoria and Camosun. She attained her CPA, CGA in 1996 and has been an Accountant for over 26 years. Sherri has been with Pomponio Company for 16 years and is now a Senior Accountant with the firm. Sherri has also applied her accounting expertise in various capacities throughout her local community. Sherri has worked as a Treasurer for the Sooke Parent’s Education Advisory Council for 9 years as well as volunteered with the Westshore Rotary Club for over 20 years.

Hannah Spurling, BBA

Staff Accountant, CPA Student

Hannah grew up in Victoria where she attended Camosun College. Hannah graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in 2017, with a special focus in Accounting. Upon graduation, Hannah joined Pomponio & Company where she currently articling as a Staff Accountant. Hannah is also in the process of completing her CPA Program and recently passed the CFE in September of 2018. Hannah also finds time to volunteer on a finance team with a local charity connected to the community.

Anna Esquivel


Anna joined Pomponio and Company in 2015 after moving from Salt Spring Island where she performed extensive bookkeeping services through establishing personal relationships with each of her clients while raising a family of four bright young individuals and managing the financials for her family’s personal business.  When she is out of the office she can be found appreciating the beautiful outdoors. Anna can be found gardening, biking and baking fluffy pancakes for anyone within nose reach of the wafting smells of deliciousness.

Grace Pomponio


Grace grew up in Victoria, and began working at Pomponio & Company in 2013. She received her Bookkeeping Practitioner Diploma from the Knowledge Bureau in April of 2014. Grace has maintained and expanded her accounting and taxation knowledge through attending a variety of bookkeeping, payroll, personal and corporate income tax professional development programs.  Grace directly supports long-term clients with specialized administration services. In her free time, Grace enjoys cooking with different recipes, shopping, and undertaking various art projects.

Irene Lockwood

Client Relations Coordinator

Irene is proud to be the first Canadian in her family born to immigrant parents in Burnaby, British Columbia.  The family moved to Ottawa where Irene grew up returning to BC in 1980 to escape the long sub-zero winters of the nation’s capital.

Irene joined Pomponio and Company in August 2018 bringing with her 25 years of administrative and financial experience.  In that time she has accumulated a vast and extensive skill set allowing her to advise and service clients both efficiently and proactively.  In her spare time, Irene dedicates a large majority of her time to various causes that she is passionate about including being a member of “100 Women Who Care” which does great work in supporting local charities.  When she does finds time to relax you can find her spending time in nature, photography, travelling and is happiest spending quality time with her two daughters, grandson and friends.