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Jennifer Charman, CPA, CA Controller

Jennifer was born and raised in Winkler, Manitoba, and has called Winnipeg home since graduating from University of Manitoba in 2009. In 2012, she received her Chartered Accountant designation. She joined Fort Group in May 2019 and is excited to be a part of the team.

 
Joseph Caliguiri

Joseph Caliguiri, CPA, Senior Accountant

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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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Kyle Buhler, Accountant

Kyle's bio will be posted soon.

 
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Chris Malkiewicz, Accountant

Chris was born and raised in Winnipeg, growing up playing soccer and Polish folk dancing, both of which he still does today. Chris is currently attending the University of Manitoba and will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in economics. Chris joined Fort Group in March 2018 on a part time basis and began working full time in May. After graduation, he plans to enroll in the Chartered Professional Accountant program and earn his CPA designation.

 
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Derek McKnight, Accountant

Derek was born and raised in Winnipeg. For the past three years, he has attended Grande Prairie Regional College in the University Transfer-Bachelor of Commerce Program. He will be transferring to the University of Manitoba or University of Alberta to complete his Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Once graduated, Derek intends to enrol in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program.

 
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Phuong Nguyen, Accountant

Phuong was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam and has been studying abroad in Canada as an international student since 2013. She is currently studying towards her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, double-majoring in Accounting and Finance. Phuong joined Fort Group in 2016 as a co-op student and returned in January 2017 for a second work term. A Phuong is currentlye enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant program to earn her CPA designation.

 
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Long Phan, Staff Accountant

Long was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam. He came to Canada in 2009 to study as an international high school student. In 2016, he graduated from the University of Manitoba earning a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the Asper School of Business, majoring in Accounting and Finance. Long is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program, and hopes to receive his CPA designation in 2018. When not at work, Long enjoys playing sports and working out.

 
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Allison Prasol, Accountant

Allison was raised in Winnipeg and attended Red River College, receiving a Business Administration Diploma. She then transferred to the Asper School of Business and is studying for her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree. She is on track to graduate in the fall of 2018, and aims to obtain a Chartered Professional Accountant Certification.

 
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Anton Rosenbaum, Accountant

Anton was born and raised in Winnipeg. In 2012 he graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Spanish. After spending several years working in Calgary, Anton decided to return to school at the University of Windsor to complete his studies in the field of accounting in 2016. He is currently working towards completing his Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

 
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Ben Vandenberg, Accountant

Ben was born in Calgary, Alberta and grew up in Winnipeg. He graduated from Calvin Christian Collegiate in 2012 and earned his Business Administration Diploma from Red River College in 2015. Ben is currently working toward his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Manitoba Asper School of Business, majoring in accouting. He joined Fort Group in May 2016 as a co-op student returned for a second work term in January of 2017. Ben is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant program and earn his CPA designation.

 
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Cherie Weng, Accountant

Cherie was born in Taiwan and moved to China when she was three years old. She came to Winnipeg to study as a high school student. In 2018, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the Asper School of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance. Once graduated, Cherie intends to enroll in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program and hopes to receive her CPA designation in 2021.

 

Bookkeeping Staff

Wanru Li

Wanru Li, Bookkeeper

Wanru was born in China, where she has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Management. In 2012 she moved to Winnipeg and enrolled at Red River College where she received a Business Administration Diploma.

Wanru is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Account Program and hopes to receive her CPA designation in 2019.

 
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Sara Rodrigues, Bookkeeper

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Sara was born and raised in Brazil but has always dreamed of living in another country. She moved to Winnipeg in July of 2017 to study Applied Accounting at Red River College. Sara is currently a member of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada as an Apprentice Bookkeeper and her goal is to become a Certified Canadian Bookkeeper. After she finishes her degree, Sara plans to enroll in the Chartered Professional Accountant program to earn her CPA designation.

 
Jessica Toews

Jessica Toews, Bookkeeper

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Jessica was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB. After graduating from high school in 2008 she received a diploma in Administration and has been working in the administrative field. She has been working as a Bookkeeper since 2015, receiving her Bookkeeping Diploma in 2016. When she is not at the office, Jessica enjoys finding new adventures with her daughter Isabelle.

 
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Jeannette Thiessen, Bookkeeper

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Jeannette spent her early years on a farm in Rosenort. The remainder of her younger years were divided between Saskatchewan and Ontario as a pastor’s kid. Following Bible College, she and her husband had the privilege of spending eleven years in Burkina Faso, West Africa with their three young children.

Jeannette obtained an accounting diploma from Red River college and throughout her career has been involved in administration with bookkeeping sprinkled throughout. In the past few years, bookkeeping has become her focus.

Jeannette has been married to the love of her life and her best friend, Elmer, for 36 years. Her family is the joy of her life and she loves spending time with her two grandchildren, Matilda and Maverick! She also loves gardening, volunteering and is always looking for time to scrapbook!

 
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Kim Westervelt, Bookkeeper

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Kim grew up in Stonewall, Manitoba and moved to Winnipeg in 1999. She has received a certificate in bookkeeping, completed two years of the CGA Program, has the Quickbooks Online Advanced Certification and is presently working towards the Canadian Professional Bookkeeper designation. She has worked in payroll for a number of years and has been doing the books for her husband's company for more than 17 years. Kim joined the Fort Group team in November of 2018 and enjoys the variety of clients she works with. When not at work, Kim likes to read, garden, camp and spend time with her family - especially her two grandsons.

 

 

Administrative Staff

Amber Hill

Amber Hill, Executive Assistant

Amber grew up in East St. Paul, Manitoba. She joined Fort Group in February of 2019 after 10 years in her previous administrative position. Amber enjoys spending time with her family at the cottage going fishing, quadding or reading a good book on the dock. She has two children and likes to volunteer in the animal rescue community when she can.

 
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Kayla Jory, Executive Assistant

Kayla was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and moved to Winnipeg in elementary school. She received a Bachelor of Music Performance (Voice) Degree from the University of Manitoba. Following her graduation, Kayla worked in various positions as a client service manager and office administrator until 2008 when she became a full-time home administrator and part time voice teacher. She is now thrilled to be a part of the Fort Group team. In her spare time Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, singing constantly and making the most of every moment.

 
Madeline Kaletzke

Madeleine Kaletzke, Client Service Coordinator

Madeleine was born and raised in Winnipeg. She has completed numerous courses throughout the years in computer programs, legal secretary, bookkeeping, interior design and French. Madeleine is the firms longest running employee, having joined Prychitko, Kapitoler; Burdey in 1987 as an administrative assistant providing reception, secretarial, bookkeeping and payroll services. Madeleine has two children and one grandchild. She enjoys gardening, Pilates and getting together with friends for wine and card making.

 
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Lynn Krawchuk, Executive Assistant

Lynn spent most of her youth in rural Manitoba and now resides there with her husband and two children. Lynn has held roles of increasing seniority throughout a career spanning more than a decade in the life insurance industry. Her skills in "getting stuff done" and feisty personality have made her a great addition to the Fort Group Team.

 

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