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Bryan Howie, CPA, CA

Bryan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was raised and spent most his early life in Falcon Lake, Manitoba (Whiteshell Provincial Park). He spent several years living in Kenora, Ontario and Victoria, BC before moving back to Manitoba and completing his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree at the University of Manitoba in 2005. Bryan became a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2008 while articling at Deloitte LLP Winnipeg where he primarily served a variety of private businesses, but also had large not-for-profit and reporting issuer clients. After almost 8 years of working for Deloitte, Bryan left the public accounting practice, accepting the role of Controller for a local, multi-divisional and family-owned business, Prendiville Industries. After spending 5 years in this role, Bryan returned to public practice in April 2019 when he accepted a position at Fort Group where he primarily serves small and medium private companies and not-for-profit organizations in several capacities.

 
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Judy Lam, CPA, CA

Judy was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and earned her Bachelor Commerce (Honours) Degree from the University of Manitoba in 2002. In February 2006, she became a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants by receiving her Chartered Accountant (CA) designation. Judy's experience in providing quality accounting and tax services to small and medium sized owner-managed businesses has made her an ideal manager at Fort Group in 2015.

 
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Stephanie Paradoski, CPA, CA

Stephanie was born in Selkirk, Manitoba. In May of 2009, she earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. While in school, Stephanie joined the team at Fort Group as a summer student and began working full time upon the completion of her degree. In 2011, received her Chartered Accountant designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

  

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Ange Bard

Ange was born in southern Manitoba and moved to Winnipeg in 2003 to further pursue her career options. Her studies in the CGA program led her to public practice in both small and large firms. Over the course of her career she has obtained extensive knowledge in serving small and medium sized owner-managed businesses. With her experience in controllership roles in private industry, Ange understands the challenges that are unique to these owner-managed organizations. She joined Fort Group in September 2019.

 
Joseph Caliguiri

Joseph Caliguiri, CPA

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Joseph was born and raised in Winnipeg. He is currently working towards his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. Joseph is pursuing a double major in accounting and finance. He joined Fort Group, in 2015 as a co-op student and has returned each successive semester. In 2018 Joseph received his CPA designation.

 
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Sam Nguyen, CPA, CA

Sam has over 8 years of experience in public accounting and senior finance roles in a variety of industries. Throughout his career, Sam has developed his expertise in financial reporting, assurance, management, operational finance, and process improvement. Sam is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Asper School of Business and received his CPA designation in 2013. He was awarded the Kouri Berezan Heinrich Outstanding Facilitator Award from the CPA Western School of Business in 2018. At Fort Group, Sam focuses on audit and assurance engagements for not-for-profit and public sector entities.

 
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Nicholas Villas, CPA

Nicholas was born in Winnipeg, and moved to Ontario at a young age. He attended both the University of Western Ontario and Concordia University (John Molson School of Business) where he received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in accounting. In September 2016 Nick became a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada by receiving his Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation. He joined Fort Group in May 2013 and his experience focuses across various business sectors including private small business, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations.

 

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 Bryan Howie, CPA, CA

Being raised in the Whiteshell Provincial Park, Bryan has learned to enjoy much of the outdoor life, including fishing, camping and other such activities during his downtime (during the 2 months of non-winter in Manitoba). He has two young daughters and enjoys spending time with them, doing all the strange things that they find themselves doing. His hobbies otherwise includes playing pretty much any team sport and working to finish the many small projects associated with his recently built home in River Heights (which appears to be a never ending list).

  
 
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Judy Lam, CPA, CA

Judy can be found wandering Winnipeg streets looking for Pokemon, at a Zumba studio or at home baking with her family in her spare time. She is passionate about books and reading, and her favourite author is Steve Berry.

 
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Stephanie Paradoski, CPA, CA

When not at work, Stephanie enjoys travelling. She particularly enjoys visiting Germany where she has relatives. She enjoys cooking, reading and many outdoor activities. Don't challenge her to a weight-lifting competition, she practices both this and cross-fit in her spare time.

 

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Away from the office, Ange enjoys family time at the cabin with her husband Dave and their children. She is a dedicated animal-lover who spends her free time with her dog, Finn, and horse, Twister. She actively supports local animal rescues.

  
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Joseph Caligiuri, CA

Joseph is going to meet with our photographer very soon. Joseph loves football and going to the Dominican Republic to build houses with Fort Group. More to come...

 
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Sam Nguyen, CPA, CA

Outside of work, Sam enjoys many outdoor activities including running and taking his dog, Charlie, for walks. He treasures spending time with friends and family.

 
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Nicholas Villas, CPA, CA

When not at the office, Nicholas enjoys travelling with his wife, Madelaine, by his side. He particularly looks forward to travelling to the West Indies and considers the island of Antigua to be like a second home! He is known to seek out fellow accountants in his travels to discuss accounting and tax. He enjoys spending time with his family, cycling and watching sports including soccer, hockey, football and Formula 1. 

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