As a Chartered Professional Accountant, I work with clients in a wide range of industries - including construction, agriculture, healthcare, legal and manufacturing. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, I worked with Edward Friesen & Associates Inc., a predecessor of Friesen Pankratz & Associates where I became a partner in 2000.
I’ve been working in accounting since 1992 when I started as a student, and in 1995 I earned my Certified General Accountants (CGA) designation. It is an honour and privilege to work with many clients. It is easy to think of accounting and tax as only crunching numbers, however getting to know my client’s dreams, plans and their worries allows me to bring more to the table than just the numbers. Many years ago, when my father founded his firm, he coined the slogan; Accounting … for your peace of mind! That’s my desire for my clients.
In my spare time, you’ll find me with my wife Brigitte and our children Andry, Carissa and Dawson. It has been a joy to see my children grow up and my daughters enjoy married life. I also enjoy being outdoors and am actively involved in my church.