Staff

 
Varun Bajaj

Varun Bajaj, Staff Accountant

Varun was born and raised in India and in 2018, moved to Canada. He started his education at the Asper School of Business pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). He gained accounting skills and knowledge working at his part-time jobs while also operating his family business simultaneously. At Fort Group, Varun hopes to gain experience in the accounting field and use his theoretical knowledge in practice. Outside of studies and work, Varun enjoys watching Netflix and exploring restaurants in a hunt for delicious food. He also enjoys exploring different parts of Manitoba to take in its scenic views.

 
Griffin Bernstein

Griffin Bernstein, Staff 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

Shaelyn Brosowsky, Staff 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

Kyle Buhler, Senior 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

Lizzy Kim, CPA, Staff 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. Recently, she successfully wrote the Common Final Exam to earn her CPA designation. She loves adventure and travelling around the world.

 
Wanru

Wanru Li, Senior Accountant

Wanru was born and raised in China. She graduated from University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in accounting. In the same year, she decided to move to Winnipeg and enrolled in the two-year Accounting Program in Red River College. Wanru previously worked in both public accounting and industry. In 2020, she successfully wrote the Common Final Exam and expects to obtain her CPA designation in 2021. In her spare time, Wanru enjoys travelling, hiking and camping with family and friends.

 
Chris Malkiewicz

Chris Malkiewicz, Staff 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

Derek McKnight, Senior 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.

 
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Anastasiya Mykulyak, Staff Accountant

Anastasiya was born and raised in Ukraine. She moved to Winnipeg in 2011. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in accounting. Anastasiya is currently enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program. She enjoys long walks at the park with her dog and is passionate about travelling and gaining new experiences.

 
 
Ezekiel Palicte 

Ezekiel Palicte, Staff 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

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.

 
Amelia

Amelia Tang, Staff Accountant

Amelia was born and raised in Singapore and earned her Bachelors of Science (Honours) degree from the University of London majoring in accounting and finance. She has experience in public accounting, where she serviced not-for-profit organizations and private companies. Amelia is working towards earning her CPA designation. When she is not at work, she enjoys a good jog in the park and caring for animals.

 
Sylvie Trudeau

Sylvie Trudeau, Staff 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.

 
Cherie Weng

Cherie Weng, Senior 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.

 

Administrative Staff

Jennifer Charman

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

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

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

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

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

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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Peri Lynn Mashtoler, Junior Administrative Assistant

Born and raised in Minnedosa, Manitoba (2.5 hours west of Winnipeg), Peri Lynn completed her diploma in Agribusiness at the Assiniboine Community College in Brandon before moving to Winnipeg. In her spare time, Peri Lynn enjoys going to the gym and is training to become a powerlifter with her trainer Jonah Dabu.

 
Chantal Sabot

Chantal Sabot, Executive Assistant

Chantal is just a small town girl; born and raised in Richer, Manitoba. She graduated from l’Université de Saint-Boniface with a diploma in Business Administration and has since been working in various administrative roles within the accounting industry.

Chantal likes to unwind by listening to music, playing video games or TTRPGs, and spending time with her family and friends.

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