Our Team Members
Chris is the owner and president of Parkwood, He is a hard working father of three who has 35 years of experience in the customs field. He completed his CSCB in 1984 and worked as a Senior Manager for 11 years. In 1995 Chris decided to create a brokerage of his own, Parkwood & Cavanaugh. He has taken Parkwood and turned it into the small yet successful business it is today with the help of his employees. He has extensive experience and knowledge about the customs field.
Ken is our Senior Consultant and Co-President, and a good family friend. Ken has over 50 years of customs experience, he is a pro at what he does. He oversees all of the Refunds and Drawbacks for Clients. Ken owns his own consulting business with which he does Refunds and Drawbacks when necessary.
Cody has been working with Parkwood since he was 10 years old. PA days, reading breaks and any day off was spent in the office working with Chris, answering phones or filing. After Cody graduated high school, he looked to get more knowledge in the customs field and took Customs Border Security at Fleming college. After graduating in 2012, he decided to go back to school to gather more knowledge in International Business. In 2014 Cody came back to Parkwood with a head full of knowledge and ready to take on new tasks. He was hired as a Junior Rater and has worked his way up to Chief Financial and Operations Officer. Today Cody handles the AP/AR responsibilities at Parkwood along with various operational responsibilities.
Christa is Chris’ oldest daughter, she has been working part-time with Parkwood since the age of 14. Christa graduated with honours from Laurentian University in 2009 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. She holds a Business Certificate from Georgian College in Barrie where she studied courses in International Business. She joined Parkwood & Cavanaugh on a more permanent basis in August 2012. Over the past year and a half, she has learned quite a bit about the customs process. She currently manages the revisions and amendments that are done for imported shipments into Canada as well as client relationships.
Maureen has been with Parkwood since the day it opened in 1995. She is the voice behind the business, between 9 - 5 she will generally be the one answering the phones. Maureen has been in the business for over 35 years. She is a Senior Rater and she is very knowledgeable and efficient at what she does.
Aaron joined Parkwood and Cavanaugh in 2018 after arriving in Canada from Scotland. Aaron holds a diploma in both Civil and Mechanical Engineering. He brings a strong work ethic and attention to detail after serving in the British military for more than 5 years. Since joining Parkwood and Cavanaugh, he has enrolled in the Canada Customs Specialist Course (CCS) and has gained an extensive depth of knowledge in the customs field.
Brandon has been in the Customs field since 2012 when he graduated from the Customs/Border Services course at Sir Sandford Fleming College. He started working at the age of 19 and since beginning his career in Customs, he has achieved his CCS and plans to acquire his Brokerage license next. He has experience working with many different products ranging from live animals, food, medication, to apparel, machines, and everything in between.
Exceptional People. Exceptional Service. Delivered Personally.
Parkwood and Cavanaugh is a family run business who has been providing exceptional and personalized Customs services since 1995. We treat your business like our own. It’s why we say, we take it personally. Call us today to see how we can work with you to help grow and scale your business.