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Brenda Nelson

Brenda has spent almost all of her life in North Western British Columbia and loves the natural beauty of the area. She loves to travel, cook/bake and is learning all about owning a home and associated yard work, (maple trees!); she also enjoys watching pro baseball and football games live and on TV.

She joined CS&Co, Terrace, in April 2017 and enjoys working with clients she already knows from past work experience.

Celeste Olsynn

Celeste received her accounting designation in 1984.  Since that time she has worked for industry, government and public accounting. 

Celeste has worked at Carlyle Shepherd & Co. since 2013.

Connie Yasinchuk

Connie has deep roots in Northwestern BC having lived in Kemano and Prince Rupert before the family finally settled in Terrace. She epitomises the busy mom but still finds time to play soccer, volleyball, ski, walk the dogs, Zumba and quilt. Connie has been on the Board of the Terrace Child Development Centre for twelve years.

Connie has spent her whole career with CS&Co, qualified as a professional accountant in 2000, has extensive knowledge of all areas of the practice and a skill for helping clients get their records in order.

Debby Loset

Debby has lived in the Terrace area for most of her life and has witnessed the area’s many changes over the years. She enjoys spending time with her family, ATVing, and getting her hands dirty in the garden. She also raced stock cars for a number of years but is now content with driving a red mustang around town.  She started out in the restaurant industry, eventually becoming a restaurant manager, but decided to pursue a career in accounting. She joined CS&Co in 1994 and received her CGA designation in 2002.

Debby is an experienced accountant and a Sage 50 Certified Advisor.  She enjoys the many aspects of her profession. However, assisting clients that are new to the business world with keeping their own books—whether basic or more advanced—is what she enjoys best.

Donna Balkwill

Donna grew up in rural Prince George.  After earning her professional accounting designation in 1989, an employment opportunity with CS&Co brought the family to Terrace.  Captured by the natural beauty of the area, she has been here ever since.  

Donna loves how small town life opportunities for tai chi, gardening and hanging with her horse allow her to balance the demands of a busy job. Whether she’s learning a client’s business, navigating the Tax Act or developing new skills, the challenges of the job keep it fresh and interesting.

Ernie Dusdal

Ernie was born and raised in Terrace and has no intention of leaving. He loves the beauty of the area, having actual seasons and the incredible lack of traffic. Not many people can get to work in less than a minute. Ernie enjoys golfing at our incredibly scenic course, Skeena Valley Golf Course, and hunting in the fall.  

Ernie joined the firm as a raw junior in 1982 and became a partner in 1991. He is involved in all phases of public practice and enjoys dealing with the difficult problems. The wide variety of clients that Ernie deals with gives him intimate knowledge of items that impact our clients.

Fritz Lotz

Fritz grew up in South Africa and a family immigration led him to beautiful Terrace BC. Most days you will find Fritz in the gym working hard at his bodybuilding but he still finds time to hike and mountain bike in the summer. In winter he enjoys curling with his friends.  

Fritz holds a degree in accounting from the University of Northern BC and is currently pursuing his professional accounting designation. He joined the CS&Co team in 2015 after graduating from University.

Jamie Bennett

Jamie grew up in the Okanagan but the search for a slower pace of life brought him and the family to Terrace. He makes good use of the long summer days to golf, mountain bike or go hiking but in the winters you will find him either at the curling rink or on the ski hill.

Jamie holds an accounting degree from Okanagan University College and has over 15 years hands on accounting experience. He believes that by providing business owners with up-to-date financial information, this frees them up to do what they do best, run and grow their business.

Marc Schibli

Marc was born and raised in Terrace and, after four years at the University of Victoria, has returned home to start his career. Marc spent his youth playing competitive hockey and stays active through rec hockey, skiing, and golfing in the summers.

He joined CS&Co. in June 2016 and is currently working towards his professional accounting designation.

Steve Kietzmann

Steve grew up in South Africa and spent a year in Terrace as a Rotary youth exchange student. The marketing campaign worked and Northwestern BC seemed the logical place to raise a family. He really appreciates the fresh air, mountains, fishing, curling (hurry hard!), snowboarding, the vibrant arts scene and the two-minute commute.  

Steve qualified as an accountant at Deloitte, a major international accounting firm, in 2000 and worked in both public practice and industry in South Africa and London before joining CS&Co., Terrace, in early 2009. He is passionate about working with clients and enjoys building meaningful long-term business relationships.