Alexandra Trann, Senior Accountant
Alex was born and raised in Winnipeg and currently lives in River East with her partner, Marc. After attending Red River College Polytechnic and completing the Business Administration diploma program, Alex went on to finish her Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Winnipeg and is now pursuing her designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant. In her free time, Alex enjoys playing volleyball, cooking, walking through the Bunn’s Creek trails, or curling up on the couch with one of her three cats.
Anastasiya Mykulyak, Intermediate 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 traveling and gaining new experiences.
Brett Woodman, Intermediate Accountant
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Brett graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science from the Department of Computer Science in 2003. After nearly two decades in the IT sector, Brett decided to continue his personal education and sought a CPA designation in his spare time - he successfully passed the CFE in 2022 and is excited to be involved with Fort Group moving forward.
Candice Li, Intermediate Accountant
Candice was born in China and moved to Winnipeg in 2013. She attended the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting and Finance. Candice is currently pursuing her designation as a chartered professional accountant. In her spare time, Candice enjoys traveling and trying new foods.
Derek Prychitko, CPA, Senior Accountant
Derek's goal is to help create an organization that makes Winnipeg a better, more inclusive place to live while gaining important life experience to grow both as an accountant, and as a moral member of the community. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce with a focus in Accounting and Supply Chain Management. In addition to obtaining his CPA designation in 2019, he has accounting experience in the food industry and in public practice. Outside the office you can find Derek at every heavy metal show in Winnipeg, haunting the stacks at the local book or record store, or trying for a new deadlift PB at the gym.
Edwin Mercado, Staff Accountant
Edwin was born and raised in Cartagena, Colombia. He completed a bachelor's in accounting at Polytechnic Colombian Jaime Isaza Cadavid. He moved to Canada in December of 2021 and has gained experience as a general and senior accountant in Canada. He worked with H&R Block as a tax professional in the 2022 tax season before joining Fort Group. Edwin is in the final assessment to enroll in the CPA program. When he is not working, he enjoys traveling with his family and playing sports.
Griffin Bernstein, CPA, Senior 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. Griffin then spent two years at a national firm before joining Fort Group in 2020, obtaining his CPA designation in 2021. Outside of work, Griffin enjoys traveling, playing a variety of sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Ihor Horbatko, Staff Accountant
Ihor was born and raised in lovely Ukraine. Previous to Fort Group, he served agriculture and manufacturing in public accounting and assurance. Ihor is currently enrolled in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Qualification and is planning to pursue his CPA designation. While working at Fort Group, he hopes to improve his knowledge in accountancy and taxation and gain exciting new experiences as well. When Ihor is out of the office, he enjoys traveling and is a big fan of F1 racing.
Josh Vaz, Intermediate Accountant
Josh was born and raised in Winnipeg. He graduated from Red River College with a Diploma in Business Administration, majoring in administration. He then went on to the University of Winnipeg where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting. Josh is working towards earning his CPA designation. In his spare time Josh enjoys cooking, many things computer-related, playing online games and spending time with friends and family.
Kyewan Kim, Staff Accountant
Kyewan was born and raised in South Korea and completed her Bachelor of Public Administration degree from Korea University. After graduation, she embarked on a career in sales management and analysis, working in both the medical industry and an art auction company. In 2016, Kyewan and her family relocated to Winnipeg. With the move, she decided to pursue a CPA designation and is currently working towards achieving it. Outside of her work and studies, Kyewan values quality time with her husband and three children. She also enjoys gardening and tending to plants.
Martyn Fedorchuk, Intermediate Accountant
Martyn was born and raised in Winnipeg. He recently graduated from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Accounting. Martyn plans to further his education by pursuing the CPA designation while gaining experience at Fort Group. Outside of work, Martyn enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, and hanging out with friends.
Moe Yusim, Staff Accountant
Moe was born and raised in Winnipeg. After graduating from the University of Manitoba in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he worked as an Environmental Engineer on various heavy construction projects in Manitoba. Since 2018, Moe has been pursuing a career in public accounting and has worked with small businesses and individuals all over Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. He is currently working toward earning his CPA designation. Outside of work, Moe plays saxophone in a local band and enjoys hiking, traveling and softball.
Nicole Dumay, Staff Accountant
Nicole was born and raised in Guyana and moved to Canada in 2018. She graduated from Red River College in 2021 with a Diploma in Business Administration, majoring in accounting. Over the years Nicole has gained experience working and assisting with her family business. She has experience and knowledge in both public and industry accounting. Nicole plans to pursue her CPA designation in the future while working and gaining relevant experience at Fort Group. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, fishing or just relaxing at the cabin with family and friends.
Ritten Kaur, Staff Accountant
Ritten was born and raised in India and moved to Canada in 2021. She has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) and Master of Commerce in India. She has also completed a Bachelor of Education in India. She is currently pursuing a CPA designation. Ritten brings to Fort Group previous accounting and finance experience in the property management industry. In her spare time, she likes spending time with family, reading books, and exploring her creative side by trying different art skills.
Shaelyn Brosowsky, CPA, Senior 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. She passed the CFE in September 2022 and gained her CPA designation. Her next goal is to go back to school and obtain her Certified Fraud Examiner designation. Shaelyn enjoys spending time at her family cabin, hiking with her dog, and bonfires with friends.
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.
Alyssa Code, Executive Assistant
Alyssa was born and raised here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has graduated from the Administrative Assistant program at Red River College. Alyssa has over 15 years of customer service experience, as well as three years as an Administrative Assistant working in insurance and accounting. Alyssa loves spending time outdoors, whether it be camping and fishing with her family and friends, or just riding around town on her electric scooter with her fiancé.
Carly Van Ryssel, Operations and Support Assistant
Carly was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She brings over a decade of experience in an office environment including holding roles in bookkeeping, administrative assistance, and office management. She also has vast experience in customer service in addition to her formal education from the University of Winnipeg majoring in Criminal Justice. Outside of work, Carly likes spending time with her friends and family, walks with her dogs, and is a passionate yoga student and teacher.
Catherine Cooney, Receptionist and Client Service Administrator
Catherine was born in Winnipeg and loves calling this city her home. After five years of living in Abbotsford, BC, she moved back to friendly Manitoba in the summer of 2020 along with her husband, three kids, and a miniature schnauzer. Catherine comes to Fort Group with over 20 years of customer relations experience in a variety of professions which include bookstores, healthcare, credit counseling, and the airline industry. She enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, hiking, traveling to faraway places, meeting new people, and sharing moments with family and friends along the way.
Chantal Sabot, Executive Assistant
Chantal graduated from l'Universite de Saint-Boniface in 2010 with a diploma in Business Administration. She has since worked in various administrative roles within the accounting industry before starting with Fort Group in 2021.
Chantal likes to unwind by listening to music, playing video games or TTRPGs, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jena Allard, Executive Assistant
Jena started working as an Administrative Assistant in 2018 before starting at Fort Group in 2023. When Jena is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, 2 rescue pups, family, and friends. Her favourite activities include camping, board games, soccer, and golf.
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.
Kevina Lancaster, Executive Assistant
Kevina graduated from the Asper School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and HR. She has 10 years of experience as an Executive Assistant in the telecom & manufacturing industries, 5+ years of experience with C-Suite executives and corporate event planning. She loves spending time with her two young kids and husband and travelling!
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 spending time with her dogs.