He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Winnipeg and Vancouver, obtaining his Chartered Accountant designation in 2006 and started working at KFN shortly after. Colin obtained his Trust and Estate Practitioner diploma and regularly engages in estate and farm succession planning.
Colin is a serial entrepreneur, having started and sold a number of different agriculture based companies. He focuses on giving a different perspective and timely advice to companies and businesses, primarily in the agriculture and manufacturing sector.
Colin serves as a board member for various technological and community development based organizations.
In his spare time, Colin keeps his insurance providers awake at night by flying his airplane, motorcycling, climbing mountains, and biking the trails in the Pembina Valley.
He began his career in public accounting immediately after graduation. He has completed CPA Canada’s in depth tax course and in 2006 became part owner in the business that is now Krahn Friesen Neufeld.
Bob has clients in a number of different industries but the majority of his clients are farmers. As such, Bob has developed specialized knowledge in farm accounting and tax. In addition, he has assisted many farmers in incorporating their farms and advised many farmers on estate planning.
In his spare time, in addition to spending time with family and friends, Bob likes hockey, reading, traveling, and dogs.
With a degree in Commerce from the University of Manitoba, Gerald began his articling with the original founders of the firm, Ernie Krahn and Jake Friesen. He became a Chartered Accountant in 1985. It was in this environment that Gerald understood the value of providing clients with personalized and highly professional service. This formula has resulted in continuous growth in the firm so that today, as the senior partner, Gerald looks forward to the continued growth and success of the firm in the future.
“I’ve learned that the formula for success in the world of public accounting is not that difficult…if you enjoy what you do, you will instil that joy and desire to serve in your co-workers. That, in turn, will attract the best clients…not by complex strategies and marketing campaigns, but simply by word of mouth and it has worked. I am proud to say that KFN, after all these years, is still an enjoyable place to work. I wouldn’t hesitate to say that we have together built the foundations for a truly great firm. We have a tremendous new building to work in along with amazing partners, the best staff and wonderful clients…what more could I ask for…I have been blessed.”
Away from the office, Gerald enjoys traveling with his wife Arlene, fishing with his brothers and camping with his children and grand-children. Some of Gerald’s hobbies include reading, oil painting, cooking and writing.
He attended Red River College and received his Business Accountancy Certification.
Over the years he has really enjoyed building personal relationships with his clients and attending to their financial needs.
Harley has volunteered in several areas within the community. Coaching minor sports, acting as a manager and trainer for hockey teams and being on boards as a treasurer for church and sports organizations. He has also been actively involved in coordinating the Corn & Apple Festival’s Show & Shine for the past 32 years.
In his spare time he can be found enjoying his passion for vehicles or riding on his Harley Davidson. He loves watching and playing hockey as well as spending time walking the family dog, Crosby and enjoying time with his wife Betty and kids Ty and Sandi and his precious granddaughter Lux.
He started working at KFN in 1995 and will be entering into his 24th year preparing personal and corporate taxes. He appreciates the personal relationships with his clients that have developed over the years.
Rodney is actively involved in his local church, currently serving on the Business & Administration Board. He has also served multiple terms as church council chair and treasurer.
Rodney lives in Morden with his wife, Karen. Outside the office, he can be found walking his dog, Lexi. He also enjoys playing golf, and boating (fishing and water-skiing) in summer, and playing hockey in winter – he’s still wondering when he’ll get the call to be the Jet’s backup goaltender.
He started articling at Krahn Friesen Neufeld in 2013 and obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2015.
He was born and raised in Morden, MB where he currently resides with his wife Sandi and daughter Lux. Tyler prides himself on developing personal relationships with his clients. He strives to develop these relationships in order to best serve his clientele in an effective and timely manner.
Tyler has volunteered as a board member and hockey coach in his community.
He has a passion for sports and enjoys playing golf in the summer and hockey in the winter.
Before becoming an accountant at Krahn Friesen Neufeld, Kristen worked in the private accounting sector, managing accounting records for multiple corporations, making her well-versed in various accounting software programs.
Kristen spent most of her adult life as a professional curler, she now volunteers her time at the local rink. She currently coaches the junior curling program, helping grow the sport in the community that supported her ambitions for so long.
When Kristen isn’t filing taxes, her time is taken up with gardening and taking care of her multiple pets. Some of her other hobbies include golfing, running, kayaking, fishing, and travelling.