Nicholas Villas, CPA, Senior Accountant
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.
Joseph Caliguiri, Staff Accountant
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. After receiving his commerce degree, Joseph intends to enroll in the Chartered Professional Accountant Program to earn his CPA designation.
Earl Villafuerte, Staff Accountant
Earl holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, majoring in accounting. Earl joined Fort Group in 2014 as a co-op student. He is currently working to attain his Chartered Professional Accountant designation and hopes to be finished the modules in 2018.
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.
Anton Rosenbaum, Staff 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.
Derek McKnight, Accounting Student
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.
Allison Prasol, Accounting Student
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.
Eileen Klassen, Bookkeeper
Eileen was born and raised in Morris, Manitoba. She took a florist course after graduating high school, and after working at a variety of different office jobs, pursued further education. She graduated from Red River College with a Certificate in Accounting. Eileen is also the caretaker of her apartment complex. She enjoys running and has participated in two half-marathons and several 10 Km and 5 Km events. Eileen enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening and traveling.
Patti Kleit, Bookkeeper
Patti was born in Selkirk, Manitoba and raised on a cattle and grain farm in the Interlake. She has over 30 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience. In the past, she ran a floral business from her home. She enjoys decorating, crafting, reading, camping and spending time with her friends and family.
Jeannette Thiessen, Bookkeeper
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!
Kayla Jory, Executive Assistant and Office Manager
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 for Pinnacle Staffing Solutions as the Office Administrator from 2003 – 2007. Kayla worked as a full-time home administrator and part time voice teacher after the birth of her son in 2008 and daughter in 2010, until joining the firm in 2016. Kayla has won many awards and scholarships for her singing, and finds time to keep her vocal cords ‘in shape’ in her spare time.
Madeline Kaletzke, Administrative Assistant
Madeline was born and raised in Winnipeg. She has completed numerous courses throughout the years in computer programs, legal secretary, bookkeeping, interior design and French. Madeline is the firms longest running employee, having joined Prychitko, Kapitoler & Burdey in 1987 as an administrative assistant providing reception, secretarial, bookkeeping and payroll services. Madeline has two children and one grandchild. She enjoys gardening, Pilates and getting together with friends for wine and card making.