As a firm of CPAs, we’re registered with the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. The Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation emerged as a single, unified accounting profession built on the strengths of the three legacy designations (Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified General Accountant). All of our partners and several of our accountants have earned their CPA designation. Accounting students who join our firm are taking credit courses while they work so that their experience and knowledge advance together.


Our associates have a wealth of education, experience, and are committed to professional growth and development. Continuing professional education, gaining hands on experience and staying knowledgeable of changes in areas of business and taxation better equip us to help our clients achieve their goals.


David Harrison BAccS, CPA, CGA

Dave graduated from the University of Calgary with a BAccS in 2005 and joined our team in 2007. Dave is a senior accountant with over 15 years of experience in public practice. His experience extends from preparing review, compilation, and audit financial statements, to preparing personal, corporate, trust, and charity tax returns from beginning to end. Dave is also our Quickbooks guru.

In and outside the office, Dave enjoys staying up to date on new technology. He is the “go-to guy” for help with making any tech based purchase. Dave enjoys spending time with his kids and his grand daughter relaxing at home or taking fun trips around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

Diana Routley

Diana is our resident expert on all bookkeeping and payroll issues. She maintains the books for a number of our clients, preparing all the necessary payroll, WCB and GST reports. She is also responsible for ensuring all your T-slips are prepared on time.

Simmy Chera BBA

Simmy joined our team in May 2015. She graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2015 and is pursuing her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. In addition to her formal education, Simmy has prior bookkeeping experience and a lifetime worth of experience helping on her family’s blueberry farm.

Simmy loves to travel and find new hikes in the Fraser Valley. Simmy also has a large family and enjoys spending time with her many cousins and their children!

Rachel Kruger BBA, CPA, CA

Rachel attended the University of the Fraser Valley and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 2012.  She completed her articling and received her CA designation in 2014.  She comes to us with public practice experience, with a focus in assurance (primarily audit).  

Rachel and her husband Caleb welcomed their first child, Atticus, in January 2017.  In her spare time Rachel enjoys camping in the summer with friends, and cheering on her husband’s soccer team through the year. She is looking forward to joining Caleb again on a co-ed soccer league in the spring.

Taylor Wiebe BComm

Taylor joined our team in July 2017. She graduated from Thompson Rivers University with a Bachelor of Commerce and is pursuing her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. In addition to her formal education, Taylor also has prior bookkeeping experience.

Taylor loves to be outside in the sunshine, or travel to wherever the sunshine may be.

Andy Brar BMgt

Andy joined our team in December 2017.  He graduated from UBC in 2015 and is currently pursuing his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

In his spare time Andy plays soccer in a local Abbotsford men’s league, enjoys going on spontaneous adventures, and spending time with friends and family.

Ashmeet Saran BBA

Ashmeet graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in December of 2017 with a Major in Accounting and a Minor in Financial Management & Economics.  She is in the process of pursuing her CPA designation.  Before joining the FPA team, Ashmeet worked in Accounting in both the Aerospace and the Not-For-Profit industries.

In Ashmeet’s spare time, she likes being outdoors and enjoys spending time with family and close friends.

Support Staff

Eleanor Kent

Eleanor is part of our administrative team in the office.  She joined the firm in 2000 and has filled various roles throughout the years.  Through these experiences she has greatly enjoyed increasing her knowledge and understanding of accounting and taxation procedures.  Her current role is administrative assistant to the partners as well as providing assistance and coverage to the front reception desk.

Eleanor enjoys reading a good book, sipping a nice glass of wine and snacking on fine dark chocolate.  Enjoying all three at the same time would be the ideal experience.  She also enjoys watching a variety of sports with her husband and son and travelling to sunny vacation spots.

Paula Shields

Paula joined the FPA administrative team in January of 2007.  She had just moved back to the Fraser Valley after spending nine years in Ontario.  Paula is in charge of Client Billings. Her responsibilities also include Accounts Receivables and Purchasing.

Paula loves to read and search out treasures at the local thrift stores.  She also likes to vacation in sunny locations and enjoyed a recent trip to Mexico with her son, Jack.

Cindy Molly

Cindy joined the FPA administrative team in June of 2015.  She works behind the scenes proofing, printing and compiling the final financial statements and management reports for presentation to our clients.  She also has the role of e-filing all personal and corporate tax returns to the CRA once they’re ready to go.

Cindy was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  She brings to FPA 25 years of administrative experience she obtained while working at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.  She moved to Abbotsford in February 2015 with her dog Tucker.

Cindy enjoys exploring her new home of beautiful British Columbia, keeping in touch with family and friends in Ontario, making and spending time with new friends in BC, traveling, reading, and hanging out with her best buddy Tucker.

Michelle Krahn

Michelle is excited and honoured to have joined the team at Friesen Pankratz & Associates in February 2018. She is the new smiling face behind the Reception desk.

Michelle loves all things summer, everything from camping to gardening, and heading to the beach or lake. She enjoys any time she spends with her husband and six kids (and 8 cats!). #farmlife