Our Mission

We protect, preserve, and bring greater value to our clients’ assets through specialized knowledge and genuine care.

Our Values

Knowledgeable

We maintain deep knowledge and industry expertise in order to produce high-quality work.

Integrity & Trust

Our commitment to honesty and transparency creates a culture of respect and success.

Approachable

We're professional but still friendly, offering clients a local connection in a modern setting.

Freedom

A flexible and comfortable work environment empowers our staff to provide great experiences for our clients.

Twigg & Co, 1988
Twigg & Co, 1988
Lingard + Dreger, 2020
Lingard + Dreger, 2020

Our roots run deep in Saskatoon.

Our story began in 1988 when Jim Twigg and Larry Safinuk formed Twigg & Company. If the legends are to be believed, the firm started with a few clients, some lawn chairs around a boardroom table, and a shared telephone. Through a mixture of organic growth, acquisitions of other accounting practices, and the hard work and expertise of Jim and Larry and their staff, the firm grew significantly. In response to this growth, Max Lingard was admitted to partnership in 2012.

In 2020, as a result of Jim Twigg’s upcoming retirement and the admission of Brenden Dreger to partnership, the firm was rebranded as Lingard + Dreger.

Our Team

Max Lingard

B.Comm., MPAcc., CPA
Partner
Max has extensive experience providing audit and assurance services to the not-for-profit sector and has a diverse client base that includes medical and legal professionals, home builders, and a wide variety of small to medium sized businesses. Outside of work, Max has been actively involved in the local soccer community, having played with U of S Huskies. Max has also served as president of the Saskatoon Adult Soccer Inc. (SAS) and is involved with coaching his two children who play with the Lakewood Soccer Association. In his free time, Max and his wife, Erin, enjoy travelling.

Max Lingard

B.Comm., MPAcc., CPA
Partner
Max has extensive experience providing audit and assurance services to the not-for-profit sector and has a diverse client base that includes medical and legal professionals, home builders, and a wide variety of small to medium sized businesses. Outside of work, Max has been actively involved in the local soccer community, having played with U of S Huskies. Max has also served as president of the Saskatoon Adult Soccer Inc. (SAS) and is involved with coaching his two children who play with the Lakewood Soccer Association. In his free time, Max and his wife, Erin, enjoy travelling.

Brenden Dreger

CPA
Partner
Brenden has diverse experience providing taxation and financial reporting services to for-profit clients in a variety of industries. Brenden has extensive personal tax experience with estate and succession planning, preparation of terminal and estate returns, intergenerational transfers, and accessing the capital gains exemption. Outside of work, Brenden volunteers on a few local boards. Brenden enjoys fishing, golf, and biking in the summer, and curling during the winter months. Both he and his wife Shannon love caring for their newborn son and also enjoy traveling to spend time with family and friends.

Brenden Dreger

CPA
Partner
Brenden has diverse experience providing taxation and financial reporting services to for-profit clients in a variety of industries. Brenden has extensive personal tax experience with estate and succession planning, preparation of terminal and estate returns, intergenerational transfers, and accessing the capital gains exemption. Outside of work, Brenden volunteers on a few local boards. Brenden enjoys fishing, golf, and biking in the summer, and curling during the winter months. Both he and his wife Shannon love caring for their newborn son and also enjoy traveling to spend time with family and friends.

Larry Safinuk

B.Comm., CPA
Partner
Larry has over 35 years of experience in public accounting. He provides a wide range of services in audit, assurance and compilation engagements to entities of various sizes, industries, and complexity. Larry has also provided services in respect to the purchase or sale of a business. Larry provides tax services to both corporate and personal clients, including complex tax positions. Larry is the past president of the Estate Planning Council of Saskatoon and has served on various local boards. Outside of his professional practice, Larry enjoys travelling and has explored throughout Europe.

Larry Safinuk

B.Comm., CPA
Partner
Larry has over 35 years of experience in public accounting. He provides a wide range of services in audit, assurance and compilation engagements to entities of various sizes, industries, and complexity. Larry has also provided services in respect to the purchase or sale of a business. Larry provides tax services to both corporate and personal clients, including complex tax positions. Larry is the past president of the Estate Planning Council of Saskatoon and has served on various local boards. Outside of his professional practice, Larry enjoys travelling and has explored throughout Europe.

Jason Vander Ende

BBA, CPA
Designated Professional
Jason’s main area of expertise is audit and assurance for clients in a wide variety of industries, including private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and public companies. Jason enjoys golf, travelling, and spending time with his wife, Jamie, and their dog, Finley.

Jason Vander Ende

BBA, CPA
Designated Professional
Jason’s main area of expertise is audit and assurance for clients in a wide variety of industries, including private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and public companies. Jason enjoys golf, travelling, and spending time with his wife, Jamie, and their dog, Finley.

Krista Yates

CPA
Designated Professional
Krista has over ten years of experience with a diverse range of clients and industries. She is knowledgeable in various areas including assurance and taxation. Krista enjoys the lake and hiking with her dog, Whiskey.

Krista Yates

CPA
Designated Professional
Krista has over ten years of experience with a diverse range of clients and industries. She is knowledgeable in various areas including assurance and taxation. Krista enjoys the lake and hiking with her dog, Whiskey.

Jeffrey Phillips

B.Comm., CPA
Designated Professional
Jeffrey started working in public accounting after graduating in 2015. Since then, he has gained experience in a variety of areas including assurance and taxation. In his free time, he enjoys staying active through sports such as hockey and getting out of the city to go camping as often as possible.

Jeffrey Phillips

B.Comm., CPA
Designated Professional
Jeffrey started working in public accounting after graduating in 2015. Since then, he has gained experience in a variety of areas including assurance and taxation. In his free time, he enjoys staying active through sports such as hockey and getting out of the city to go camping as often as possible.

Karen Hataley

Accounting Technician
Karen has been with our firm since 2005 and works with a variety of companies in many industries. She enjoys meeting with clients and assisting with their accounting needs and has extensive experience with personal tax preparation. Outside of work, Karen enjoys crafting.

Karen Hataley

Accounting Technician
Karen has been with our firm since 2005 and works with a variety of companies in many industries. She enjoys meeting with clients and assisting with their accounting needs and has extensive experience with personal tax preparation. Outside of work, Karen enjoys crafting.

Jared Christensen

B.Comm.
Accounting Technician
Jared earned a commerce degree from the U of S in 2015 and has experience in several accounting areas from indirect tax, personal tax to corporate accounting/taxation. He also recently completed his CPA program. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, cooking, and watching sports with friends.

Jared Christensen

B.Comm.
Accounting Technician
Jared earned a commerce degree from the U of S in 2015 and has experience in several accounting areas from indirect tax, personal tax to corporate accounting/taxation. He also recently completed his CPA program. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, cooking, and watching sports with friends.

Tanner Schmaltz

B.Sc., B.Comm.
Articling Student
Tanner is a recent graduate of the U of S and is currently working toward obtaining his CPA designation. Outside of work, Tanner enjoys camping, hunting, volleyball, and spending time with family.

Tanner Schmaltz

B.Sc., B.Comm.
Articling Student
Tanner is a recent graduate of the U of S and is currently working toward obtaining his CPA designation. Outside of work, Tanner enjoys camping, hunting, volleyball, and spending time with family.

Nataliia Ivanova

Accounting Technician
Nataliia has a master’s degree in Math and an accounting diploma, both earned in the Ukraine. Nataliia is an accomplished accountant with over 15 years of experience in the field. She is passionate about diving and hiking and enjoys spending time with her children in the outdoors.

Nataliia Ivanova

Accounting Technician
Nataliia has a master’s degree in Math and an accounting diploma, both earned in the Ukraine. Nataliia is an accomplished accountant with over 15 years of experience in the field. She is passionate about diving and hiking and enjoys spending time with her children in the outdoors.

Barb Remmen

Administrator
Barb joined our firm in 1987 and began as an administrative assistant. As the office developed and after gaining practical experience, Barb moved into a staff accounting role. With over 33 years of service, Barb has now taken a role as the firm’s administrator.

Barb Remmen

Administrator
Barb joined our firm in 1987 and began as an administrative assistant. As the office developed and after gaining practical experience, Barb moved into a staff accounting role. With over 33 years of service, Barb has now taken a role as the firm’s administrator.

Rebecca Cardenas

Administrative Assistant
Rebecca graduated from the Edwards School of Business in 2018 with a Certificate in Business. Her administrative abilities are instrumental in our firm’s success. In her spare time, she is an Esthetician, Dance Instructor, and continues to further her academic studies.

Rebecca Cardenas

Administrative Assistant
Rebecca graduated from the Edwards School of Business in 2018 with a Certificate in Business. Her administrative abilities are instrumental in our firm’s success. In her spare time, she is an Esthetician, Dance Instructor, and continues to further her academic studies.