Our Team

Our visionaries and professionals at the forefront of innovation and expansion.

Executives

Darryl Kenna

Chief Executive Officer

Angie Nilsson

Chief Operations Officer

Roger Simpson

Chief of Stakeholder Engagement

Riley Dykslag

Chief of Opportunities & Partnerships

Team Members

Aaron Krein

Director of Finance

Savanna Tavares

Senior Analyst

Nathan Duncan

Acquisition Specialist

Kelsey Burgess

Paralegal

Brenna Holman

Operations Manager

Aira Martens

Bookkeeper

Mahlet Leulseged

Administrative Assistant

Governance Board of Directors

Matt Ewonus

Chair

Amber Froese

Vice Chair

Darryl Kenna

Board Member

Angie Nilsson

Board Member

Roger Simpson

Board Member

Bernie Loman

Board Member

Peter Anholt

Board Member

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) & BOARD MEMBER

Darryl Kenna

As CEO and Director of Epiphany Group, Darryl has watched firsthand the transformation of this company, since inception, into a leading private Asset Management company that focuses on Real Estate and vertically aligned businesses.  With nearly 30 years of experience in the business world as a founder, owner, and manager with a multitude of different companies he brings his vast insight to those mentors within his daily life.  An EQ driven team approach is the style he leads and guides companies with which helps set these companies apart from their competition over time.  Never afraid of a challenge he undertook writing and publishing his first business book, in late 2022 Vision Meets Execution to showcase the relationship between a CEO and COO.  When he is not working or traveling, he calls Waterton home spending time hiking, biking, and fishing.

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO) & BOARD MEMBER

Angie Nilsson

Angie has been with Epiphany Group since the beginning. Her background in teaching and management gave her valuable skills that have helped her become a great team leader. She specializes in people, systems, and processes, and is a great problem solver and supporter. She enjoys talking with people and learning about what makes them unique; then finding ways to challenge and strengthen them.
When she’s not working she loves being outside, usually somewhere on the water.  You could also find her spending time with her family, hiking, or enjoying wine and dark chili chocolate.

CHIEF OF STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT (CSE) & BOARD MEMBER

Roger Simpson

Roger oversees all equity capital for Epiphany Group and manages our investment committee. He specializes in shareholder engagement and is an expert in coordinating new shareholder relations and onboarding. Since joining Epiphany Group in 2018, Roger has become well-known for empowering team members while helping them feel at ease and being available to support them.
When he’s not at work, he loves spending time with his family on the lake, golfing with friends, and chasing collector cars around North America

CHIEF OF OPPORTUNITIES & PARTNERSHIPS (COP)

Riley Dykslag

Riley joined Epiphany Group in 2020 and is Chief of Opportunities and Partnerships. A self-described people person, Riley maintains relationships with Epiphany Group’s investors, manages company assets, and explores new investment opportunities.
When he’s not at work, you can usually find him spending time with his wife and girls, or playing the odd game of golf.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Aaron Krein, CPA

Aaron got his degrees in finance and accounting from the University of Lethbridge. He’s been with our team since 2018 and helps us keep things light in the workplace (which may include the occasional prank). His specialty is financial analysis, including financial modelling, project accounting, and valuations.
Outside of work, he likes to keep busy by learning new things, skiing, hiking, golfing, and just staying active in general.

SENIOR ANALYST

Savanna Tavares, CPA

Savanna has been on our team since 2019, and holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Lethbridge, as well as a CPA designation. As a Senior accountant/Real Estate Analyst with our team, she specializes in financial analysis, financial modelling, risk management, and portfolio management.
Outside of work you can find her staying active at the YMCA or running outside in the summertime. She also keeps herself busy with golfing, reading, and spending time with friends. Lastly, she is an avid dreamer and always thinking of the next project.

ACQUISITION SPECIALIST

Nathan Duncan

Nathan joined Epiphany Group in 2021, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the real estate industry. With a Bachelor of Management and licenses as a Commercial Realtor, Property Manager, and Condominium Broker, Nathan is well-equipped to navigate the complexities of the real estate market.
Having spent over 10 years in management and leadership roles within the industry, Nathan has honed his skills and demonstrated exceptional proficiency in overseeing various real estate operations. He has successfully managed substantial portfolios totalling over 2500 doors across prominent locations such as Vancouver, Calgary, and Lethbridge.

Currently serving as the Acquisition Specialist for Epiphany Group’s diverse limited partnerships, Nathan leverages his comprehensive knowledge of the industry to ensure meticulous and strategic decision-making. His primary focus lies in safeguarding shareholders’ interests while aligning potential and current assets with Epiphany Group’s long-term vision.

With a strong commitment to professionalism and a keen eye for identifying valuable investment opportunities, Nathan plays a vital role in guiding Epiphany Group’s acquisitions toward a future of sustainable long-term growth and success.

PARALEGAL

Kelsey Burgess

Kelsey joined the team in 2021 and oversees all legal matters for the organization while working closely with our shareholder group as our internal paralegal. Her meticulous organization skills, comprehensive legal knowledge, and ability to foster meaningful connections make her invaluable to the team.
When she’s not at the office, Kelsey enjoys reading a good book, participating in a spin class, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two boys.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Brenna Holman

Brenna joined the EG team in late 2023 and works closely with our COO. Brenna specializes in office coordination, onboarding, and master scheduling. She has a background in medical administration – graduating from Lethbridge College in 2018 with her Unit Clerk Certificate, she later went on to manage an Optometrist office for 4 years.
Outside of work, you will most definitely find Brenna with her nose in a book. She also enjoys staying active, cooking, and spending time with her friends.

BOOKKEEPER

Aira Martens

Aira is our bookkeeper and financial analyst, working closely with the senior financial analyst/accountant and director of finance to maintain a seamless financial operation.

Prior to joining Epiphany Group, she managed the financials and HR operations for a U.S.-based company. Beyond the numbers, she finds solace in the world of books and enjoys the thrill of watching Formula 1 races and NFL games on the weekends.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Mahlet Leulseged

Mahi has years of customer service and clerical experience that have equipped her for her role here at Epiphany Group. She works closely with our Operations Manager, assisting with administrative tasks to ensure that each member of our team is supported, empowering us to achieve our shared objectives. Both within and beyond the workplace, Mahi’s passion truly lies in cultivating relationships. She believes that every encounter with another person is remarkably valuable and that everyone has a story worth listening to.
Outside of work, you will most likely find Mahi swapping stories with people of all walks of life, from complete strangers to her closest friends.

CHAIR

Matt Ewonus

Matt Ewonus is the Chief Executive Officer of Latitude Financial Services. Matt is a founding partner, and under his leadership, Latitude has grown to the 2nd largest firm in Canada by Assets Under Administration under the Sun Life Career Salesforce distribution channel.
Matt has been a Financial Advisor for over 20 years. He co-founded Latitude Financial in 2014, and since then, the firm has received numerous awards based on new sales production and overall business growth. Latitude Financial continues to be a leader in systems and processes within the industry. Matt and his team provide support and insights to their dealership and other financial planning businesses.

VICE CHAIR

Amber Froese

Amber is the Vice President, Marketing and Communications for Rafflebox Technologies, a SaaS tech start-up that helps charities and sports organizations fundraise. She holds a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS and a Diploma of Advertising and Public Relations from Lethbridge College. She brings expertise in external communications, governance structure and developing company strategy with the long-term view in mind.
Outside work, she loves to travel and explore new cultures, food, and design. If she’s not reading about travel or management, she’s likely out exploring nature with her family. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the not-for-profit EMI Canada.

BOARD MEMBER

Bernie Loman

Bernie, an Epiphany Group shareholder, is a member of the EG Investment Committee. Born and raised in Southern Alberta, Bernie is actively involved in the Agriculture and Livestock industry, most notably as owner/operator of Spring River Ranch Ltd.
Bernie and his wife Debbie have two daughters.

BOARD MEMBER

Peter Anholt

A Naicam, Saskatchewan native, Peter Anholt has had a long hockey career in the Western Hockey League, from playing, to scouting, to coaching, and finally to his current position as the General Manager of the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Anholt served as a scout for the Seattle Thunderbirds and over a span of 17 seasons he coached Prince Albert Raiders, Seattle Thunderbirds, Red Deer Rebels, Kelowna Rockets and Lethbridge Hurricanes. During his coaching career, Peter also served as Head Coach of SC Riessersee of the DEL (German professional ice hockey league and the highest division in German ice hockey).
Anholt enjoyed success as a player prior to becoming a coach. He played three seasons as a defenseman with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, he won the Centennial Cup (now known as the Royal Bank Cup) as National Junior-A champions in 1979 and 1981 (serving as the Captain of the 1981 championship team), as well as spending three seasons with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), capturing the University Cup in 1983.

 

Outside of the hockey world, Peter was General Manager of the Wakesiu Golf Course from 2008-2014. Peter and his wife, Sharon, live in Lethbridge and have one son, Matt, who is the Assistant General Manager and Assistant Coach with the Hurricanes.