Meet our Nova Scotia CGA team

Swain & Associates Chartered Accountant's 12-person team, includes a team with CGA, CPA, and CA designations. Marilyn and Michelle, two of our CGA's grew up on Nova Scotia's south shore and are ready to help right away.



Born and raised in Mahone Bay, I have always called the South Shore my home. After graduating from business college, I got a summer job at a bank and ended up staying for 23 years! I needed a new challenge so I entered the CGA program because I always loved working with numbers. Even my volunteer work revolves around numbers! I’m treasurer and secretary of my community cemetery; envelope secretary; collection counter, and member of the finance committee of my church; and past treasurer of the Lunenburg Minor Hockey canteen (I was a quiet hockey mom).

I was always the “thrifty” one in my family. I had the reputation of being able to make a dollar go farther than anyone else. But even though numbers are a big part of my life, customer service means much more to me. There’s a real feeling of satisfaction when you provide great service to your client, giving them peace of mind.

I am blessed with a wonderful husband and two great children. I love the outdoors, enjoying flower gardens and all animals, especially my two dogs. I’m affectionately known as the “crazy bird lady” in our house, as you can often find me watching the birds at the feeders.


Marilyn Tremere, CPA, CGA 
Manager - Bridgewater Office
(902) 543-1044 ext. 306


I’m just a small town girl, born and raised in Bridgewater. After graduating from Acadia in 2003, I began my career in accounting and obtained my CGA designation in 2009. Aside from all the typical accountant duties I have at Swain & Associates, I’ve also been tasked with being the office “techy-person”, responsible for computer networking and stuff like that.

When I’m not spending quality time with my adding machine (it’s actually a fancy calculator), I’m busy planning my next trip to Disney to visit my good friends Winnie-the-Pooh and company. I enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing on the beach and attending truck pulls. Yes, that’s correct, I said truck pulls.


Michelle Mansfield, CPA, CGA 
Senior Associate
(902) 543-1044 ext. 307