Your Vancouver Island Trustee Firm

About Us

We may be a boutique firm, but that doesn’t mean we’re small. In fact, we are the busiest little Licensed Insolvency firm on Vancouver Island, and we’ve helped over 5,000 people gain financial freedom from their debts and end harassing calls from collections agencies.

When you first walk through the door of Doug Lee & Associates Inc. (FreshstartBC), you’ll know you’re in the right place. We’re not corporate, we are caring. We also want to let you know you are not alone. Since 2005 we have been providing a FreshStart to individuals, families and businesses facing real financial difficulties. Come on in, we are here to listen.  Let’s start working towards your financial FreshStart.

Our Mission

To help you get back on track, and to give you a financial FreshStart so that you can get your life back.

Our Values

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We believe everyone deserves a financial FreshStart.

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Debt is not just a money problem. It’s a personal one. We are compassionate, understanding and non-judgemental.

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We strive to provide the best customer experience.

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We are committed to improving financial literacy in our community.

Meet Our Team of Professionals

 Our team has years of experience providing professional and compassionate care.

Doug Lee

Doug founded Doug Lee & Associates Inc (FreshStartBC) in 2005 after many years with prestigious and high profile firms across Canada. Doug launched FreshStartBC because of his passion for helping individuals find their own financial FreshStart.

Doug believes in giving back to the community where he lives and works. He is a strong supporter of local community events and local arts, and has supported Kaleidoscope Theatre for many years. An avid cyclist, hiker and gardener, Doug came to Victoria because of the active lifestyle and his love of nature.

Doug specializes in finding alternatives to bankruptcy and his many years of experience are complemented by his industry credentials; Doug is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee, a Chartered Accountant (CA), and a member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP)

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Amanda Belfry

Amanda has been in the insolvency industry for over 20 years as a BIA Councillor and an Estate Administrator. Her favourite thing about working with individuals is the opportunity she gets to help people see the light at the end of tunnel, and provide them the tools and support they need to get their FreshStart.

Amanda mixes a blend of compassion and no-nonsense approach. People enjoy working with her as they feel listened to, and know exactly what is expected of them in order to succeed.

She has been on the west coast since she was a child and loves the outdoor lifestyle. When she is not helping people at the office, she is raising her teenage daughter. They love spending time with family and friends, and they also love attending the events, festivals and concerts held around the island.

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Amanda Belfry

Amanda has been in the insolvency industry for over 20 years as a BIA Councillor and an Estate Administrator. Her favourite thing about working with individuals is the opportunity she gets to help people see the light at the end of tunnel, and provide them the tools and support they need to get their FreshStart.

Amanda mixes a blend of compassion and no-nonsense approach. People enjoy working with her as they feel listened to, and know exactly what is expected of them in order to succeed.

She has been on the west coast since she was a child and loves the outdoor lifestyle. When she is not helping people at the office, she is raising her teenage daughter. They love spending time with family and friends, and they also love attending the events, festivals and concerts held around the island.

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Paul Jackson

Paul joined Doug Lee & Associates Inc. in 2014 and soon developed a deep appreciation for helping people in achieving their own FreshStart.  A growing interest in the insolvency process and a desire to better serve the needs of clients led Paul to enroll in the Licensed Insolvency Trustee program.  Paul is currently in his third year of studies and enjoys being able to apply his studies in real world situations at work.

Paul spent the previous ten years working in the hospitality industry where his desire to help people, combined with a problem solving “can do” attitude helped him to excel. Paul now looks to apply these traits to the important task of making every FreshStart a positive experience.

Paul is an avid hockey fan and in his time away from the office, he enjoys working out, hiking, and the occasional road-trip. He also enjoys photography and can often be seen taking pictures around the Capital region.

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Adam Lee

Extremely friendly and attentive, our Administrative Assistant Adam maintains our social media accounts, and helps the team keep the office running smoothly. With the eventual goal of enrolling in the Licensed Insolvency Trustee program himself, Adam enjoys learning new things and meeting people in the office every day.

Adam enjoys working with people and helping them feel good in their lives. A former television news editor, Adam is retraining so that he can help provide clients with a FreshStart.

Adam loves the west coast lifestyle. He and his spouse moved from Ontario so they could enjoy the ocean, mountains and relaxed living of the west coast. When he’s not in the office he can be found running on trails, riding his bicycle, or taking in local concerts with his spouse Sheena.

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Adam Lee

Extremely friendly and attentive, our Administrative Assistant Adam maintains our social media accounts, and helps the team keep the office running smoothly. With the eventual goal of enrolling in the Licensed Insolvency Trustee program himself, Adam enjoys learning new things and meeting people in the office every day.

Adam enjoys working with people and helping them feel good in their lives. A former television news editor, Adam is retraining so that he can help provide clients with a FreshStart.

Adam loves the west coast lifestyle. He and his spouse moved from Ontario so they could enjoy the ocean, mountains and relaxed living of the west coast. When he’s not in the office he can be found running on trails, riding his bicycle, or taking in local concerts with his spouse Sheena.

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