Our business is built on trust, and we earn it by showing our clients how important their success is to us.
At Ross & Sylvestre LLP, we know our clients are looking for solid advice from people they trust. And solid advice is what we deliver. Our team of professionals brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and integrity to every engagement.
● Brian W. Ross, FCA - Partner
Brian has been in public practice in the area since 1987 and in partnership with Greg Sylvestre since 2006. Brian is a graduate of the University of Alberta, with Bachelor degrees in Economics and Commerce. He began his accounting career in 1982 at the Edmonton office of Thorne Riddell (now KPMG), an international accounting firm, and earned his designation in 1985.
● Greg Sylvestre, CA, CFP - Partner
Greg earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1996 from the University of Calgary and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He articled with Price Waterhouse in Calgary and later joined a mid-market accounting firm to focus on owner-managed businesses. Before joining our Cold Lake office in 2004, Greg was the Financial Officer for a resort real estate development company in B.C.
● Maureen Lotsberg, CA, CFP
Maureen earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1993 and started articling for her Chartered Accountant's designation at the Office of the Auditor General. She completed her articling at Collins Barrow in Red Deer and received her Chartered Accountants designation in 1997. She joined Ross & Sylvestre in 2002.
● Jenilee Melnyk, CA
Jenilee graduated from the University of Regina’s Bachelor of Administration program, with a specialization in accounting in 2004. Jenilee joined Ross & Sylvestre LLP after university in December, 2004 to article for a Chartered Accountant designation. In 2008 she received her CA designation after completing the Chartered Accountant School of Business program and successfully passing the Uniform Evaluation exam. Jenilee is currently enrolled in the CICA In-Depth Tax program, the most comprehensive tax course in Canada.
● Angela Taphorn, BBA
Angela recently earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with an accounting concentration from Simon Fraser University. She joined our firm in January 2008 after completion of her degree. She plans to obtain an accounting designation in the near future.
● Ann Kuzyk B Ed
Ann Kuzyk holds a Bachelor of Education degree, with a major in mathematics, and is working towards her Commerce degree. She joined the firm in 2004; her current role is to assist clients with bookkeeping. Ann is currently enrolled in the Chartered Accountant School of Business and working towards her Chartered Accountant designation.
● Colleen Nault
Colleen Nault joined our group of support staff and bookkeepers in June, 2005. She has accounting experience with various corporate and public organizations, and holds a certificate in Office Administration.
Gail has been in the public accounting field since 2000. She had worked previously in many different areas such as hospitality, construction and the oil & gas industry. She joined the firm in 2003.
Lisa holds a Business Management Diploma from Lakeland Collage. Lisa joined our group of support staff and bookkeepers in August 2006.
● Ellen Maillet
Ellen earned her Bachelor if Commerce degree (Major in Accounting) from St. Scholastica's College in the Philippines in 1990 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1991. She started her accounting career in public practice at Arthur Andersen, an international accounting and consulting firm, which was followed with managerial positions in the Philippines and the United States before moving to Canada. She joined Ross & Sylvestre in October 2006. Ellen is currently enrolled in the Chartered Accountant School of Business and working towards her Chartered Accountant designation.
● Magda Bernier, BMgt in Acc
Magda earned her Business Administration Diploma in 2008 from NAIT and recently graduated from the University of Lethbridge's Bachelor of Management Degree Program with a specialization in accounting in April 2010. She joined Ross & Sylvestre LLP in September 2010 and is currently enrolled in the Chartered Accountant School of Business to earn a Chartered Accountant designation.
Leona attained her designation as a Certified General Accountant in 2003 and attained a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree from the University of Calgary in 2004. She moved to Cold Lake, Alberta from Quesnel, British Columbia where she worked for medium sized CA Firms since 1999. She joined the team at Ross & Sylvestre LLP in September 2010.
Tessa earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2011 from NAIT, with a concentration in accounting. She joined Ross & Sylvestre LLP in May 2011 and is currently enrolled in the Chartered Accounting School of Business to earn a Chartered Accountant designation.