Griffin Bernstein, Accountant
Griffin was born and raised in Winnipeg. He graduated from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Accounting in 2018. Griffin is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program in order to earn his CPA designation. In his spare time, Griffin enjoys playing sports and working out.
Shaelyn Brosowsky, Accountant
Shaelyn was born in Winnipeg and raised in Lockport, Manitoba. She grew up playing sports, dancing and enjoying the country life. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in accounting. Her next goal is to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant program and gain her CPA designation. Shaelyn enjoys spending time at her family cabin, hiking with her bulldog, and bonfires with friends.
Kyle Buhler, Accountant
Kyle was raised in MacGregor, Manitoba, an hour west of Winnipeg. He graduated from Providence University College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Business Administration. Kyle previously worked in the finance department of a transport company. He is working towards obtaining his CPA designation. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys watching and writing about the Winnipeg Jets.
Lizzy Kim, Accountant
Lizzy was born and grew up in Korea. She came to Canada as an international student in 2013. In 2018, she graduated from University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree double majoring in Accounting and Finance. Currently, she is enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program to earn her CPA designation. Lizzy enjoys travelling and finding adventures around the world.
Chris Malkiewicz, Accountant
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Chris currently lives in St. Boniface. After graduating from St. Paul’s High School, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba with a major in economics and is currently pursuing his CPA designation. Chris joined Fort Group in March 2018 and has loved every minute since. When not at work, you can find him spending time with his wife, Janelle, on the soccer pitch or the golf course, or Polish folk dancing.
Derek McKnight, Accountant
Derek was born and raised in Winnipeg. In 2019, he graduated from the University of Alberta earning a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree, majoring in Accounting. Derek is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program and hopes to receive his CPA designation in 2021.
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 completed her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) 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 to work full time in January 2017. Phuong is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant program to earn her CPA designation.
Ezekiel Palicte, Accountant
Ezekiel was born and raised in the Philippines and came to Canada in 2012. He graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2019. Ezekiel is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant PEP Program with the intention of attaining a CPA designation. He likes doing photography outside work and school, which he started in 2015. He loves watching Japanese animations.
Long Phan, Senior 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 (Honours) 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. When not at work, Long enjoys playing sports and working out.
Sylvie Trudeau, Accountant
Sylvie was born and raised in Ile des Chenes, Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting. She is currently enrolled the Chartered Professional Accountant program. Sylvie is a proud francophone and loves to travel and going to the lake out in Kenora. She enjoys supporting her local sports teams like the Winnipeg Jets and Blue Bombers and spending time with her family and friends and, of course her cat, lil b.
Ben Vandenberg, CPA, Senior Accountant
Ben grew up in Winnipeg and graduated from Calvin Christian Collegiate. After high school, he took a year off to work before enrolling in the Business Administration program at Red River College. After earning his diploma, Ben pursued further education at the Asper School of Business where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree. Ben served two co-op terms with Fort Group before launching his career full-time with the Firm in 2018. Shortly thereafter, Ben started the CPA program and successfully wrote the CFE in 2019 to obtain his designation. He currently provides audit, assurance, and tax services to a variety of clients, including small and medium businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and First Nations. In his free time, Ben enjoys being active and spending time outdoors.
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 (Honours) 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.
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 CA designation. She joined Fort Group in May 2019.
Lauren Fabris, Executive Assistant
Lauren comes to Fort Group bringing 16 years experience as a medical administrator, and is thrilled to be working so close to the area of the city that she grew up in. When she is not learning about auditing and taxation she can be found baking, practicing yoga, or feeding the local wildlife near her home.
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.
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. In her spare time Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, singing constantly and making the most of every moment.
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 Fort Group 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.
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.