Meet Padgett Calgary

Staff accountants and bookkeepers at Padgett Calgary

Daniela Barber

Padgett Calgary accountant

Daniela and her parents immigrated from Germany in 1983. Her parents purchased a business in Southern Manitoba where she worked while going to school. She understands the challenges of balancing a busy working schedule with other responsibilities while trying to maintain a work-life balance. Her commitment is to help business owners achieve the same while enjoying nice profits.
Daniela received her Certified Management Accounting (CMA) Designation now Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation at the CPA Accountants of Alberta in 2002. For the first 15 years of her career, she has held a wide range of accounting, payroll and controller positions in a variety of companies and industries. She purchased her Padgett Business Services Franchise, one of North America’s fastest growing accounting franchises, in 2005.
Daniela is a member of Entrepreneurial CPAs in Public Practice. In her spare time Daniela and her husband Brian enjoy travelling to Europe and within Canada, downhill skiing, hiking and theatre.
Padgett Business Services is the vehicle that has allowed Daniela to venture out on her own and work with other small businesses in the areas she knows and enjoys the most – accounting, taxes and building relationships. Daniela enjoys her work immensely and feels she has truly found her passion!

Lisa Francis

Lisa Frances Accountant

Lisa was born in Ontario and moved to Calgary with her family as a child. She lives with her husband, son and 2 dogs. When not working she can be found walking her dogs, reading, or spending time in her back yard garden with her family.
She has 29 + years experience with bookkeeping and office administration. This experience was achieved through her almost 11 years at Padgett Business Services as well as a variety of small businesses including the graphics design industry, manufacturing, construction and retail. Some of the positions she has held during her career are accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bookkeeping and office administration. This variety of experience serves to give Lisa a broad understanding of her client’s needs as well as to offer support to her various co-workers in the office.
It is Lisa’s goal to learn something new every day and enjoy life as much as possible. She most enjoys meeting and dealing with people face to face while working to make a positive difference in their lives as well as her own. Working at Padgett Business Services allows her to accomplish this goal.

Rizza Miguel

Rizza Miguel Bookkeeper

Rizza was born in Manila, Philippines. As the eldest in her family she was taught how to take full responsibility and to watch out for her youngest sister. She grew up with both of her parents abroad and was raised by her loving grandparents.
She became a member of the International Certified Bookkeeper Association when she was in 3rd year college and finished her Bachelor’s Degree of Accountancy in the Philippines.
She then worked as an Accounts Payable analyst for almost 3 years in a private company. She moved to Canada in 2018 searching for a better career opportunity.
She is planning to continue her Accounting career by taking courses in recognized universities.
By working at Padgett Business Services, Rizza is able to meet and help different clients in terms of bookkeeping assistance and advance her career. It has also helped her feel welcomed and adjust to her newfound home.
Rizza joined the Padgett family in December 2018.

Kamala Lyons

Kamala was born in Calgary, Alberta.
She spent much of her childhood in Chestermere, Alberta, and currently lives in Calgary with her husband, two cats, and two dogs. She enjoys several hobbies such as painting, playing guitar, target shooting, and jogging.
She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting in 2016. She is currently a CPA candidate and aims to write the CFE and become a designated accountant in 2021. She spent several years working as an accountant both in industry and public practice until she joined the Padgett team in August 2020.
Kamala’s strengths are primarily in Excel and QuickBooks Online. She is eager to learn new skills and prioritizes forming positive relationships with her clients.

Kay Van Erp

Kay was born in England and emigrated to Ontario with her family in the 80’s.
She moved to Calgary in the early 90’s and it’s been home ever since.
In 2000 she started bookkeeping for a food service company.  This included payroll, A/P, A/R, and inventory control.
After several years, she transitioned into public practice, and specialized in small business accounting, and tax preparation. Over time she has taken multiple bookkeeping and accounting courses to expand her knowledge and skills.
These experiences combined have allowed Kay to excel in QuickBooks Online, Excel, QuickBooks Desktop, and Sage 50.
Kay enjoys helping clients understand the bookkeeping and accounting process and helping them understand what the numbers mean to their business.
When she doesn’t have her nose buried in a computer, Kay enjoys scuba diving under the warm Caribbean sun, looking for the ever elusive turtle or even under the ice in Banff National Park (no turtles there either!).  When she’s not underwater, she enjoys reading, distance running, and spending time with her husband, kids, grandkids, and dog.



Petunia is 19 years old and is a born and raised Calgarian. She has been an integral part of Padgett Business Services since day one. She was gainfully employed with the company until December 2017. She happily filled the role of client greeter, staff entertainer, bug hunter and watch-cat extraordinaire.
These days Petunia enjoys her golden years with long naps in the sun, daily walks through the back yard and recanting tales of her favourite client’s and accounting adventures. She is loved and missed by all who know her.