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Partners

 

Jim Vermeersch, B.Ed., FCPA, FCGA
As a partner of Siever, Vermeersch & Fonstad, Jim performs all of the tasks of a professional accountant. Most of his time is spent working on corporate financial statements, as well as personal and corporate taxes.
Jim joined the staff in 2000 as an accountant having a number of years’ experience with other tax firms. In 2002 he received his designation as a Certified General Accountant and became a partner of the firm.  He also received a fellowship from the Certified General Accounting Association of Saskatchewan in 2013.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan in 1982, Jim spent a number of years in the classroom before going back to school in order to realize his dream of becoming a professional accountant.
Jim enjoys living in Estevan where he is an active member of the Lions club. Jim and his wife Heather have a son who is a lawyer in Toronto.

 

Donna Fonstad, CPA, CGA
Donna received her Diploma in Accounting through SIAST Palliser in June of 1995, and has been employed with Advanced Accounting Services Ltd. since February of 1996.
In the fall of 1998 Donna decided to further her education and pursue a career in accounting. She received her Certified General Accountant designation in August of 2003, at which time she became a partner in the firm of Siever Vermeersch and Fonstad.
Outside of work Donna enjoys being very busy with her two children, and is an active community volunteer.

 

      Ryan Siever, B.Sc., CPA, CA
Ryan graduated from Dickinson State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science, specializing in Accounting.

After spending 3 years in Calgary at BDO Dunwoody training to get his Chartered Accounting designation, Ryan moved back to Estevan in October 2007 and became a partner at Siever, Vermeersch & Fonstad.

Ryan is active in the community, coaching baseball, serving on the executive of the Rotary Club of Estevan, and will serve as the President of Estevan Minor Baseball.

Past Partners

Mel Siever, B.Admin., CPA, CMA
Mel received his Bachelor of Administration in 1978 from the University of Regina with majors in Finance and Economics, while working for SGI.

In 1978, Mel took a position with the Weyburn Inland Terminal (now P&H) and worked there until 1992. He received his Certified Management Accountant designation in 1985.

He moved to Estevan in 1993 and worked for SaskPower until 1995.

In 1995 Mel became a partner in what is now the accounting firm of Siever, Vermeersch & Fonstad.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending winters in Arizona with his wife, Joy. He would golf up to six times per week and had an active social life.

 

Staff

 

Shawna Nielsen
Shawna has been employed with Siever, Vermeersch & Fonstad since 2003. Starting as a receptionist, over the years she has worked with various divisions of the company, gaining valuable experience and rising in the ranks to Accounting Technician. As the longest standing employee in the company, Shawna can assist you in a variety of areas, including payroll, bookkeeping, personal and corporate income tax, GST, PST, and computerized accounting programs. Shawna graduated from Lampman High School and holds a Micro Computer Business Application Diploma with the Academy of Learning. She has furthered her education in accounting and tax through correspondence and home study university courses. In her spare time, you can find her relaxing with her husband and running after her two children.

      Melissa Terrett
Melissa joined the firm in 2003 as an Accounting Technician. She graduated from Torquay High School in 1999 and obtained a diploma in Accounting from the Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw in 2003. She has also obtained a diploma in Marketing and continues to further her education through online university classes. She currently resides in Torquay with her husband and their three children. Melissa is involved with Corporate and Personal tax preparation as well as the CAIS/AgriStability Program.

      Kerry Babyak
Kerry joined the firm as an accounting technician in October of 2009. She graduated from Estevan Comprehensive High School and went to the University of Calgary for a few years working towards a General Studies degree, with a minor in Management and Sociology. While living in Calgary she worked at the head office of a land surveying company for 8 years mostly doing payroll, benefits, and accounts receivable. Kerry and her husband decided to move back to Estevan in 2009 with their two young children and are enjoying the change from big city to small city feel. She enjoys golfing, watching her kids play sports, and relaxing with family and friends.

 

      Ravin Carriere
Ravin is originally a native to Estevan. After graduating from the Estevan Comprehensive School she continued her education completing her Computer Technician Certificate in Calgary. Since then she realized she had an interest in the field of accounting and bookkeeping. She is presently working to complete her education to match her experience and go even further with Accounting. She moved back to Estevan in 2006 looking forward to a smaller community and spending time with her family.

 

Dakota Michael
Dakota Joined the firm in July 2009 as our Administrative Assistant. She graduated from the Estevan Comprehensive School in June 2008 and received her certificate in small business bookkeeping in November 2009. Dakota was born and raised in the Estevan area. In her spare time she can be found watch or playing sports, spending time with her niece and family.

 

Nicole Morris
Nicole moved to Estevan in September of 2011 from Moose Jaw where she had spent the last 21 years working for the Ministry of Social Services in various administrative positions. She joined our firm in July of 2012 as our receptionist and is enjoying her new life in Estevan. Outside of work Nicole enjoys reading and knitting for her two grand-daughters.

 

Michelle Erdman, BBA

Michelle was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan.  As an alumnus of Campbell Collegiate (2009) and the University of Regina (2013), she currently holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting.  While attending university Michelle was involved with many activities including JDC West, teaching assistant and various intramural sports.  Michelle is currently working on attending a Chartered Professional Accounting designation.

Michelle started working at Siever, Vermeersch & Fonstad as a co-operative education student in 2013 and permanently in 2014 upon completing university.  Michelle’s current areas of special interest include tax preparation and planning for individuals, trust and corporations as well as financial statement preparation.

Michelle currently resides in Estevan with her husband, Evan and dog, Brookee.  In her spare time Michelle enjoys spending time outdoors, yoga, staying active, reading, cooking, spending time with friends/family, playing sports and getting involved in the community.

 

Tamara Leverton

Tamara joined the firm in 2014 as an Accounting Technician.  She obtained a diploma in Accounting from the SIAST Palliser Campus in 1994 and worked at an accounting firm in Moose Jaw until getting married and moving to Estevan.  She was a stay-at-home mom for several years before returning to the work place.  Outside of work, Tamara enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter and son.

 

Lauren Peacock

Lauren joined our team in January 2016.  She grew up in Regina but wanted to further her education and experience life on her own so she moved out to Edmonton.  In the spring of 2015 she completed her Bachelor of Applied Business Administration-Accounting Degree from MacEwan University.  While in Edmonton she also spent over five years working as an Accountant at a machining company for the oil and gas industry and as an Accounting Technician at a local accounting firm.  She brings with her an open mind and a range of skills and knowledge in the accounting field.

 

Erica Collomb

Erica joined the firm in December 2013 as our Administrative Assistant.  She was born in Estevan but lived in Regina most of her life.  She graduated from Sheldon-Williams Collegiate in 2009 and moved to Estevan shortly after.  She is currently working towards her Accounting Diploma through Saskatchewan Polytechnic distance learning.  In her spare time she enjoys watching her kids play sports, camping & travelling with her husband and their two children.

 

 

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