Gary brings to the firm more than 40 years of experience in Accounting and Tax Preparation. As President of GS Accounting, Gary spent over 25 years working closely with his clients on all of their accounting and tax matters. Prior to GS Accounting, Gary was a controller of Banc Property Services Corp., a property management and construction company. Gary also spent 21 years working for Anaconda Minerals company in various supervisory accounting positions, including Senior Financial Accountant, Metallurgical Accountant, Revenue Accountant, and General Office Manager.
In 2017, Gary's firm GS Accounting merged with Kaleigh's firm Canavan Financial to become Canavan, Syddall & Associates. While Gary still enjoys working and can frequently be found in the office, the merger has allowed him to spend a bit more time on the other things he loves which include the Denver Broncos, being an active member of his church, and spending time with his family.
Jennifer Ward, a Colorado native, has over 15 years of experience in Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation, and professionally supporting accountants. She enjoys building relationships with clients in order to ensure all of their needs are met and goals are achieved.
Jennifer is the mother of two daughters. her eldest is married and has given her two beautiful grandchildren. Her youngest is a busy pre-teen who enjoys taekwondo and crafting.
Jennifer is known to her family as being an excellent chef and a quilt-maker.
Kaleigh Canavan, EA
Kaleigh Canavan, a Colorado native, attended Regis University where she earned a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Human Resource Management. Before founding Canavan Financial Group in 2013, she spent several years as an Account Manager for a local accounting firm in Littleton, CO. In August of 2017, Canavan Financial became Canavan, Syddall & Associates.
Prior to her career in accounting and small-business, she worked for 6 years for a Denver concert promoter. Working within the ticketing department, production, merch sales and behind the bar, she gained in-depth knowledge of customer service and the inner-workings of the music industry. She also has experience with retail management, sales training as well as customer service across many industries.
Besides acting as the President of Canavan, Syddall & Associates where she enjoys working with business owners to grow and improve their own companies, she is currently pursuing her MBA in Finance and Accounting.
Lisa Alvarez brings to the table a strong set of skills in customer service, communications, banking and legal. Originally from Texas, she grew up in the Denver Metro area and currently lives Downtown. She says “I like most things most of the time, except when I don’t.” She enjoys watching Football in both the Alabama Crimson Tide and Denver Broncos varieties, cooking on the weekends and hanging out with her beloved dog, Diego.
Corinne Trunck, a Colorado native, has been in the Accounting world for 10 years. She holds a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from CU Denver, and a Masters in Tax from Arizona State University. She enjoys living vicariously through her clients during the process of completing their tax returns and is somehow able to find “fun” in the mundane work that is tax return preparation. She started working with our firm as a temporary employee through Robert Half in the fall of 2019, but we liked her enough that we’re not letting her go. In her free time she likes to craft with textiles; knitting, embroidering and playing with tie-dye. She loves romping in the mountains and enjoys hiking, camping, and playing in the snow.
VP of Business Development
Kendall grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her background began in fine jewelry sales where she managed people, bought inventory, and designed special pieces for a small family-owned jewelry store.
She learned that her happy and energetic demeanor drove her to be successful in building strong relationships with clients and growing business with knowledge and a memorable experience.
After working in jewelry for 10 years she made a move to B2B sales with the payroll industry, where we first met her. Now, she enjoys creating relationships with clients and the community.
Hanna forgot to send Kaleigh her bio, so Kaleigh went ahead and made it up. The following statements are true as far as Kaleigh understand them.
Hanna is a total Rockstar that spent many years in the music industry before she decided to pursue the more glamorous industry of accounting. She brings to the table an amazing work ethic and ability to roll with the punches because of her years working with musicians and concert production professionals. She currently operates as the glue that holds the CSA offices together, which Kaleigh imagines is a lot like herding cats.
When Hanna isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, reading, cooking and generally being awesome.