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Head Office

  • 4406 50 Ave
  • Suite 302A
  • Red Deer, AB T4N 3Z6
  • Phone: 403-986-3829
  • Fax: 1-888-849-9245
  • Toll-Free: 1-888-986-3829
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President & Founder
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Cory G. Litzenberger, CPA, CMA, CFP®, C.Mgr

President & Founder
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Cory G. Litzenberger is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant; a Certified Financial Planner®; and a Chartered Manager.

Nationally recognized as a in-depth tax professional by both the Canadian Tax Foundation and Chartered Professional Accountants - Canada, Cory previously worked for the ‘dark side’ of the Canada Revenue Agency as both an income tax and GST auditor.

In addition to working in management in the private sector, Cory also worked in the management levels of both local and national accounting firms.

Cory’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to create CGL Strategic Business & Tax Advisors to change the way accountants do business. His blue-collar mannerism brings a next-door neighbour approach to a traditionally formal industry.

By focusing on technological enhancements, Cory has propelled CGL into the future of accountant-client relationships by moving to a more electronic-friendly and mobile office format. This key difference allows CGL to quickly adapt to an ever-changing business environment.

Published twice in the Canadian Manager national magazine, Cory is a loving husband and father of two. Cory is also a philanthropist and has a program through his business where he will match his client’s donations to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (within reason of course).

Cory is a: 

  • Member of the CPA Alberta Joint Venture Tax Working Group;
  • Past Director of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce;
  • Past Director of the Red Deer Chapter of Crohn's and Colitis Canada;
  • Past Director of the Red Deer LEADS Executive Association;
  • Past Director of the Central Alberta Minor Football Association;
  • Past Director of the Rotary Club of Red Deer;
  • Past Member of the Finance Committee for St. Mary’s Parish; and
  • Has served on several political advisory boards and committees 
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Korin Hinch, CPB

Associate
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Korin Hinch is a Certified Professional Bookkeeper with an accounting diploma from Lakeland College.

Since 1999, Korin has worked in the accounting field for both local and national accounting firms, as well as had experience as an entrepreneur where she has gained invaluable skills and experience to assist her clients with business advice. The clients of CGL Strategic Business & Tax Advisors can be rest assured that Korin has their best interests in mind when entrusting her with the financial heartbeat of their business.

Korin first joined the CGL family in 2010 and her enthusiasm for the CGL business model radiates in her work. CGL considers it a privilege to have Korin as part of YOUR team. Korin's hard working and enthusiastic nature is contagious to her colleagues and clients.

Korin considers her biggest blessing to be her family. Korin and her loving husband, along with their two daughters, love to travel together and are passionate about helping those in need.

Currently, Korin is involved in the Red Deer Chapter for Days for Girls Organization. This organization distributes reusable feminine hygiene products throughout the world to women and girls in need. 

Korin and her husband also sponsor a child with Impact Ministries located in Guatemala, and she was fortunate enough to visit there in October 2013. In the next year, she hopes to return to Guatemala to help with efforts for a sustainability project collaborated with Impact Ministries, to teach some local women how to sustain a small business for themselves and keep basic financial records of their income and profits. In addition Korin hopes to be teaching them the skills needed to create feminine hygiene products (much like what Days for Girls distributes) on their own to be sold in their communities.

In addition to the above, Korin is actively involved in the nursery at Crossroads Church and over the years, her and her husband have supported many wonderful organizations such as:

  • Red Deer Christmas Bureau
  • Red Deer Food Bank
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Safe Harbour Society
  • World Vision child sponsorship
  • United Way
  • and of course, along with CGL, The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.
Accounting Technician
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Danielle Yaschuk

Accounting Technician
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Danielle Yaschuk graduated from the Donald School of Business in 2013 where she received her Business Administration Diploma majoring in accounting.

Born and raised in Stettler, Danielle has made the Red Deer region her new home with her spouse, and two children where they love to spend time outdoors and get out camping when they can.  

Danielle also enjoys helping people in any way she can. She started Second Time Around in her hometown of Stettler, which allows graduating girls who otherwise would not be able to afford a grad dress the opportunity to wear donated dresses at no cost, and of course, along with CGL, Danielle has been involved with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

Accounting Technician
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Nicole Cochrane, CPB

Accounting Technician
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Nicole Cochrane is a Certified Professional Bookkeeper with a diploma in Computerized Accounting.

Since 2006, Nicole has worked in both small and large public practice accounting firms where she gained valuable knowledge in accounting, tax and client services. This experience gave her the skills and confidence she needed to start her own accounting and bookkeeping business.

Having first hand knowledge of what it takes to run your own business is a key asset that Nicole brings to every client she sees. The clients of CGL Strategic Business & Tax Advisors can count on Nicole to take a close look at the numbers in their business.

Nicole first joined the CGL family in 2012 and she is a great asset to have as part of YOUR team.

Nicole and her husband currently reside in Innisfail with their young daughter. 

Nicole and her family enjoy spending their free time outdoors with family and friends and over the years Nicole has supported and been involved in many wonderful organizations:

  • along with CGL, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada;
  • and she is currently the Treasurer of Peace Lutheran Church in Innisfail
Senior Administrative Assistant
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Jen Holmen, CPB

Senior Administrative Assistant
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Jen Holmen graduated from Red Deer College in 2006 with Business Administration and a diploma in Early Childhood. Jen joined the CGL family in 2012 and has gained valuable experience in office related duties and bookkeeping. In spring of 2015 Jen completed her Certified Professional Bookkeeper designation.

Growing up in the small community of Eckville, Alberta, Jen welcomes you to CGL with that small town personality that we all enjoy dealing with.

A loving wife, and mother of two small children, Jen and her family regularly volunteer for:

  • Santa's Anonymous;
  • Operation Christmas child;
  • Loaves and Fishes;
  • Blackfalds Minor Hockey;
  • and of course, along with CGL, The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.
Administrative Assistant
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Alaina Law

Administrative Assistant
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Before joining our firm in 2015, Alaina Law graduated from the Academy of Learning with training in both Office and Payroll Administration. Currently working towards completing her Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation while currently attending Red Deer College to advance her knowledge and experience in bookkeeping.

Currently calling Penhold home, Alaina's free time is spent being a very busy mother to four children along with her spouse.

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