About Us

 

Kane Fraser, CPA, CA - Partner

Kane was born in Kamloops and raised in Williams Lake from the age of four. After university he began articling with an international accounting firm where he became a Chartered Accountant on May 14, 2007. On January 1, 2008 he became a partner in a regional firm and was in charge of professional practice for seven years. After resigning, he decided he wanted to create a different kind of office environment where family was not only welcome but involved. That is why his wife Cara also works at the firm and why we have a designated kids room where all of the children of team members can come whenever it is needed. The kids all have their own little jobs in the office and we love the energy they bring.

Kane's entire family lives in his heart, while most of his family lives in his hometown of Williams Lake.  His oldest daughter, Number One, Cassidy, lives in Port Moody with her mother.  He loves being able to live so close to family and friends while working in practice he loves.  His hobbies and interest are wide and he is always out doing as much as time will allow.  Kane's saying is "LIVE THE DREAM" and it has become our firm motto.  It is literal, live what ever your dream is.

 

Will Hill - Manager

Will was born and raised in a small farming/mining community in Saskatchewan. he began his career there as a welder, working for various manufacturing companies. From there he worked in Fort McMurray on a pipeline crew at the Suncor Plant.

In 1999, Will returned to school to become an accountant, and in 2001 he relocated to Red Deer, Alberta to take a position as an Accounting Technician with Meyers Norris Penny.

In 2006, Will took a position with the Canada Revenue Agency. His role was the auditing of small corporations, sole proprietorships and GST returns.

In 2011, he began working at a local accounting firm and in 2014 he started with FBB as Senior Manager where he wears many hats as an IT professional, Manager and works mainly on personal/corporate tax returns and corporate year ends.

In his spare time will enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather, and two children Ethan and Sadie who often come and visit at the office. He also loves to work on the FBB race-car and head-up the pit crew at the track on race days.

Ron Rasmussen - Associate

Ron graduated as a CA in 1970 and has established his own practice in Quesnel in 1999. In 2013 he merged with a local accounting firm and then came to FBB in February of this year. Ron is very active in audits of local governments and First Nation organizations.  He is also the treasurer of the Kamloops Heritage Railway.

Ron is married to Enid and has two daughters and four grandchildren. He enjoys golfing, the railway and model railroading.

Leonard Uri, CPA, CGA - Associate

Leonard was born in Creston, BC and attended university on Vancouver Island. In 1978 he began the CGA program in Quesnel completing it in 1984, after which he began his own public practice. He later moved to Williams Lake and continued his full-time public practice and in 2012 he sold his firm to a local accounting firm and began as an associate, coming to FBB in February of 2014.

Leonard is a proud father and grandfather and in his spare time he enjoys fishing, camping and golfing. He is also a dedicated volunteer to many not-for-profit organizations.

Leonard just celebrated his 30 years as a CGA.  We are honored to have him part of our team and look forward to many more years of success.

Lori Edinger, ACIA - Accounting Technician

Lori moved to Williams Lake from Kamloops in 1998 with her husband Kelly. She worked at a local accounting firm for over 15 years and during that time earned her Advanced Certificate in Accounting.

Lori is a proud mother to three, one daughter and two twin boys. Away from work Lori loves reading, a passion shared with her husband and daughter, and attending her children's flag football games.

Tanya Holte - Bookkeeper

Tanya is originally from Anahim Lake but grew up in Kamloops before returning to the Cariboo. She is married with 3 children and enjoys the outdoors and being with her family.

Tanya's began her career in 2000 working as a part-time accounting clerk for five years. Shortly after, she began taking online courses and was on her way to becoming a bookkeeper. Before joining the FBB team, she worked as an admin/bookkeeper for a local accounting firm.

Rachel Meldrum, CPA, CA - Senior Accountant

Rachel was born and raised in Williams Lake. At the age of 10 she moved to Kamloops where she completed her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Thompson Rivers University. After graduation she moved back to Williams Lake to begin her career as an Accounting Technician at a local accounting firm.

Rachel passed her UFE exam in the summer of 2015 and is now a designated Accountant.  She looks forward to a long career in this exciting field.

Megan Tenning, CPA - Senior Accountant

Megan was born and raised in Williams Lake. In 2008 she moved to Kamloops to obtain her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Thompson Rivers University. After graduating she moved back to Williams lake to begin her career at a local accounting firm. Megan recently found out she passed her CFE exam, making her the newest CPA in our firm.

Megan's passions are mountain biking and camping in the Williams Lake area.

Megan is Mom to two beautiful girls Isabella and Emily. She is currently on Maternity leave after having Emily in April. We are extremely happy for Megan and her fiancé and patiently await her arrival back to our office. 

Heather Hill - Bookkeeper

Heather grew up in Williams Lake and moved to Alberta in 2004 where met her husband and started a family. In 2011 she moved home to the Cariboo and took courses in QuickBooks quickly realizing that she wanted a career in bookkeeping. Heather started at FBB in February of 2014 as Administrative Assistant but has been full time bookkeeper since 2016.

Amanda (Mindy) Johns - Receptionist

Mindy was born and raised in Williams Lake. She is the youngest of four children and has a very large extended family. Family is very important to Mindy; she enjoys close relationships with her immediate family as well as her many aunts, uncles, cousins, and various in-laws. She even works at FBB with one of her cousins! Among Mindy's hobbies are crocheting, reading, and watching movies. Her newest hobby, though, has been learning ballroom dance with her husband, Bryan. Most of all, she loves spending time with her two beautiful daughters. In the short time that she's been at FBB, Mindy has made a number of very good friends within the office. She is thrilled to be part of such a positive, engaging, fun team. One of Mindy's goals for 2016 is to begin the Accounting Technician diploma program through TRU.

Annie Murray - Executive Manager