Meet the Team.

Who are we?

The HGA Group was born out of experience. By having all of our services and all of our experts under one roof, it allows us to know your business inside and out to give you the best advice possible.

CA Managing Partner, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
John is an entrepreneur, keeping close watch on government news releases and market trends. With over 40 years’ experience providing audit, accounting, and income tax services to a wide range Read More
John Howard, CPA, CACA Managing Partner, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

John is an entrepreneur, keeping close watch on government news releases and market trends. With over 40 years’ experience providing audit, accounting, and income tax services to a wide range of clients, you can be assured that John’s leadership touches every client that comes through our door. In addition to his own ventures, John was a Business and Industry delegate at the Alberta Growth Summit and has sat on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committees of a number of significant public companies. He also sits on the Board of two Venture Capital Companies based in Edmonton.

CA Partner, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Quentin is a big man with a big heart.  He has a soft spot for entrepreneurs, and he loves it when his clients remark ‘you aren’t a typical accountant’.  He Read More
Quentin D. Gardiner, CPA, CACA Partner, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Quentin is a big man with a big heart.  He has a soft spot for entrepreneurs, and he loves it when his clients remark ‘you aren’t a typical accountant’.  He is relentlessly focused on helping his clients achieve their goals.  When he is not in the office (which is rare), you can find him spending time with his kids, playing golf (poorly he says), or traveling to see Dave Matthews Band.  Quentin has over 20 years experience in public practice with the hairline to prove it.  He has honed is ability to keep an eye on the forest and not the weeds, and keeps his clients’ best interests in mind in everything he does.  Pro Tip:  If you’re looking to get on his good side, his weaknesses are scotch and cigars.

CA Partner, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
A frustrated Oilers fan waiting for the next big season! Shawn has a strong background providing accounting, tax and business advisory services to a wide range of businesses, individuals and Read More
Shawn G. Tully, CPA, CACA Partner, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

A frustrated Oilers fan waiting for the next big season! Shawn has a strong background providing accounting, tax and business advisory services to a wide range of businesses, individuals and organizations. Meetings with Shawn will leave you with a feeling of comprehension as he wants to make sure you understand what is being presented. He creates an environment where you feel comfortable asking the questions you need to. Currently, he is on the Board of Directors for Crimestoppers Association of Edmonton & Northern Alberta as President. Crimestoppers is an organization that he has been involved with for over 5 years.

Along with being a hopeful Oilers fan and avid music lover, Shawn is a devoted husband to his wife Leah, and father to two beautiful girls, Keira & Ella. Pro tip: If you want to get on his good side, play some Dave Matthews Band & show up with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
An accountant since 1979, Glenn has a wealth of experience in strategic business planning & taxation services. He is also currently a principal in a venture capital company, as well Read More
Glenn Skolney, CPA, CAHGA Chartered Professional Accountants

An accountant since 1979, Glenn has a wealth of experience in strategic business planning & taxation services. He is also currently a principal in a venture capital company, as well as a Director & investor in a Mortgage Group of companies which are Mortgage Investment Corporations. The MIC started with about $2,000,000 in mortgages in 1995 and has grown to over $30 million dollars in mortgages under administration. His other professional endeavors include various other CFO management and shareholder investments in warehouse real estate rentals, a startup of industrial maintenance company with 3 branch offices in Alberta and various other active business interests.

Associate Partner, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Tyson’s unique sense of humour and style set this man apart from all the rest. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta in 2007, Read More
Tyson Breitkreutz, CPA, CAAssociate Partner, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Tyson’s unique sense of humour and style set this man apart from all the rest. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta in 2007, his CA designation in 2010 and joined our firm in 2012. Tyson is constantly on the quest for further education, spending his lunch breaks studying to upgrade his skill-set. He is actively involved in the Canada Revenue Agency Community Volunteer Income Tax Program and provides tax preparation services to low income senior citizens and new Canadian residents. We’re not sure where he finds the energy for these commitments as well as his dedication to his young family, classy bow-tie collection and his passion for the fight against Multiple Sclerosis.

Principal, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
While the thought of accounting may be taxing for some, Ali’s down to earth and fresh approach helps provide clients with a clear understanding of their current financial health and Read More
Alexandra Hoet, CPAPrincipal, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

While the thought of accounting may be taxing for some, Ali’s down to earth and fresh approach helps provide clients with a clear understanding of their current financial health and gain better insight behind the numbers. Ali is passionate about building and maintaining successful client relationships and strives to deliver her clients with exceptional service, all the while developing lasting relationships with each and every one.

When she’s not busy crunching numbers, Ali indulges in quality caffeine beverages, retail therapy, music, and enjoying the company of her husband Regan and daughter Harper, friends & family, and fur babies Toby & Kingsley.

Chief Operating Officer, HGA Group
Rachel is the piece that connects us all. She thrives in everything systematic and loves to figure out the processes that work for the entire HGA Group. Rachel joined our Read More
Rachel HanesChief Operating Officer, HGA Group

Rachel is the piece that connects us all. She thrives in everything systematic and loves to figure out the processes that work for the entire HGA Group. Rachel joined our team in January of 2016 and has been filling our office with lovely smells of incense ever since! When she’s not in the office, Rachel loves spending time with her family. One of their favourite locations is out in the woods camping!

Principal Financial Planner, HGA Wealth & Estate Planning
Brandi has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services sector. She was designated as a Chartered Accountant in 2009, and was previously employed as a senior financial analyst specializing Read More
Brandi KozakowskiPrincipal Financial Planner, HGA Wealth & Estate Planning

Brandi has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services sector. She was designated as a Chartered Accountant in 2009, and was previously employed as a senior financial analyst specializing in corporate taxation. She completed her In Depth Tax course in 2013, and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional in February 2020 to further enhance the value she provides to clients. Whether individuals or business owners, her background as a tax specialist enables her to assist clients in developing holistic financial plans and in choosing insurance solutions that keep their current and future tax situations in mind.

 

President of HGA Finance & Director of Client Development, HGA Group
A 20 year Senior Commercial Banker/Equipment Finance/Sales Leader for Canadian and US Banks, Toby loves unique and interesting Financing challenges. Has successfully provided financing for clients in Canada, US and Read More
Toby CowxPresident of HGA Finance & Director of Client Development, HGA Group

A 20 year Senior Commercial Banker/Equipment Finance/Sales Leader for Canadian and US Banks, Toby loves unique and interesting Financing challenges. Has successfully provided financing for clients in Canada, US and Columbia. He is also an entrepreneur with ownership in a couple different businesses including HGA Finance.

When he’s not at the office,  he likes to spend time with his family and take his Jeep off road, climb mountains, play golf and hit the gym!

 

Lawyer, HGA Law
After practicing for six years at a large national firm, Jason decided to seek the challenge of starting a new firm alongside his friends in the HGA Group. The culture Read More
Jason A. BanackLawyer, HGA Law

After practicing for six years at a large national firm, Jason decided to seek the challenge of starting a new firm alongside his friends in the HGA Group. The culture of this office appeals to his entrepreneurial spirit, and he enjoys being able to relate to the experiences of his clients who have started (or are planning to start) their own businesses. What he enjoys most about practicing law at HGA is collaborating with clients on how to achieve their strategic business objectives. There are few, if any, issues that arise in business that are strictly questions of law, and his philosophy in practice is to provide legal advice only after having an in-depth discussion of what issue the client is trying to address, and why he or she believes legal advice is required. This approach ensures that the service provided always matches the need, and that there is an opportunity to collaborate on an appropriate solution.

Associate, HGA Law
Melissa brings a wealth of experience and passion to the team. Her skill-set and experience allow us to work as an even more powerful group!
Melissa BanackAssociate, HGA Law

Melissa brings a wealth of experience and passion to the team. Her skill-set and experience allow us to work as an even more powerful group!

Counsel, HGA Law
Nancy brings over 32 years of civil litigation experience, resulting in the ability to provide common-sense, practical and responsive solutions to her clients’ mediation and litigation needs.  Her litigation background Read More
Nancy Cumming, Q.C.Counsel, HGA Law

Nancy brings over 32 years of civil litigation experience, resulting in the ability to provide common-sense, practical and responsive solutions to her clients’ mediation and litigation needs.  Her litigation background includes:

acting as a mediator in the areas of civil litigation, catastrophic personal injury,fatalities and wills and estates
representing litigation clients in the areas of personal injury, property and cargo losses, products liability, fire and flood losses, wills and estates, contractual, commercial and shareholder  disputes.

Nancy has considerable trial experience in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Court of Appeal of Alberta. She has also participated extensively in alternate dispute resolution including mediations and judicial dispute resolutions. She also believes strongly in giving back to the community. She has sat on and chaired many Boards including Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Chrysalis Society, ABC Headstart, Brain Care Centre, Glenrose Hospital Foundation and the City of Edmonton Advisory Board for Services for Persons with Disabilities.

Nancy received her Queen’s Counsel appointment in 2012 and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her contributions to Canada.

Associate Lawyer, HGA Law
After practicing for two years at a downtown law firm, Taylor decided to join HGA Law as an Associate Lawyer, where he is able to bring his Bachelor of Commerce Read More
Taylor WattsAssociate Lawyer, HGA Law

After practicing for two years at a downtown law firm, Taylor decided to join HGA Law as an Associate Lawyer, where he is able to bring his Bachelor of Commerce background and experience in Wills and Estates to the firm. The holistic approach of the firm appeals to Taylor as there are increased opportunities to deliver practical solutions and to provide whatever service is needed for the client. Born and raised in Edmonton, Taylor went to law school at the University of Alberta and also completed one semester of law school in the Netherlands. In his spare time, Taylor enjoys playing soccer, cheering on Arsenal FC, and going to concerts.

Paralegal, HGA Law
Amy brings over ten years of experience as paralegal to the HGA Law team. Originally from Nova Scotia, she spends her time doing yoga & enjoying the few months of Read More
Amy MageraParalegal, HGA Law

Amy brings over ten years of experience as paralegal to the HGA Law team. Originally from Nova Scotia, she spends her time doing yoga & enjoying the few months of summer in our city! There aren’t any pets in the office, but you can bet that when Amy leaves, the office, she’s heading home spend time with her husband Alex and to cuddle her fur baby, Chloe.

President, HGA Insurance
When it comes to taking on new endeavors, Keiran is always up for the challenge. Originally his working career began in construction where he started his own company at a Read More
Keiran KlotzPresident, HGA Insurance

When it comes to taking on new endeavors, Keiran is always up for the challenge. Originally his working career began in construction where he started his own company at a young age, and needless to say, he completely changed direction when he ventured into the insurance industry in 2013. He found insurance to be a natural fit, and very quickly progressed to the portfolio management of large-scale businesses and clientele. Keiran has noted a growing need in the insurance industry for a more client centric approach, and thus his priority is to make the clients of HGA Insurance feel comfortable and confident in the advice they are receiving. Without a doubt you can rest assured knowing Keiran will provide you a personalized insurance solution, that will respond when you need it most.

Agency Director, HGA Insurance
Mackenzie comes from a family of insurance professionals, so you could say she was raised in the industry. She started her career in June 2009 and ever since she has Read More
Mackenzie KlotzAgency Director, HGA Insurance

Mackenzie comes from a family of insurance professionals, so you could say she was raised in the industry. She started her career in June 2009 and ever since she has been continuously seeking new opportunities to grow her knowledge and implement modern ideas into the way she does business. With her strong insurance background and experience, Mackenzie will provide you with friendly, easy to understand advice, that will equip you to make educated decisions about your insurance needs. She is very enthusiastic about the opportunities in store for HGA Insurance, and looks forward to working closely with her husband Keiran to bring those ideas to fruition.

Sales and Service Representative, HGA Insurance
Before joining the HGA Insurance team, Brandon ran a small Carpentry Business and has been around construction his whole life. He enjoys building things, but mostly solving problems and coming Read More
Brandon MazyakSales and Service Representative, HGA Insurance

Before joining the HGA Insurance team, Brandon ran a small Carpentry Business and has been around construction his whole life. He enjoys building things, but mostly solving problems and coming up with new solutions that aren’t always obvious upon first glance. He also enjoys reading books on subjects he is unfamiliar with and educating himself in as many fields as possible. He loves to learn new things from people and try to glean as much information from others as he can. When he isn’t in the office, if he’s not playing golf or hockey, he loves hanging around the house with his wife and 2 cats.

Founder & Senior Consultant, Involvi Consulting
Passionate about people for as long as she can remember, Ashley has been specializing in Human Resources for more than 15 years across a variety of industries. Throughout her career, Read More
Ashley McKarneyFounder & Senior Consultant, Involvi Consulting

Passionate about people for as long as she can remember, Ashley has been specializing in Human Resources for more than 15 years across a variety of industries. Throughout her career, Ashley has built comprehensive Human Resource functions, coached leaders, managed employee relations and worked with senior executives to increase engagement and strategize organizational growth. Ashley is a CPHR Candidate and holds her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the U of A.

Ashley founded Involvi Consulting with a goal of working with engaged leaders and business owners to improve their HR practices, provide them with ongoing expert solutions and to support their employees to improve working conditions and organizational culture.

When not working, Ashley, her husband and 2-year-old son love to travel, experience new cultures and make reservations at the newest restaurants!

People & Culture Consultant, Involvi Consulting
Shalean is an ambitious HR professional who is constantly looking to make a positive impact in her professional and personal relationships. As a team player, she values and focuses on Read More
Shalean WussowPeople & Culture Consultant, Involvi Consulting

Shalean is an ambitious HR professional who is constantly looking to make a positive impact in her professional and personal relationships. As a team player, she values and focuses on innovative solutions, building strong connections, and maximizing people’s potential by understanding their goals.

Aside from the day-to-day HR work Shalean is extremely passionate about giving back to the community. NAIT has been a strong influence on Shalean as a business professional, and she currently sits as a member of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Human Resources Management program at NAIT as a proud alumnus. When Shalean is not crushing the day-to-day HR work you can find her out in the mountains snowboarding, back-country snowmobiling, dirt biking, and soaking up the sun!

Director, Grey Street Media
Taylor brings the creative edge to HGA! Her passions outside of marketing include spending time outdoors while enjoying a glass of wine or craft beer and renovating her home with Read More
Taylor GarstadDirector, Grey Street Media

Taylor brings the creative edge to HGA! Her passions outside of marketing include spending time outdoors while enjoying a glass of wine or craft beer and renovating her home with her fiance Dylan.  She is also actively involved in the community, volunteering and coaching Special Olympics in St. Albert for over a decade. If she isn’t in the office creating, you can probably find her hiking in the mountains or at the dog park with her Golden Lab Nova and her Yorkie Tebow.

Brand Strategist, Grey Street Media
Annette likes to describe herself as a Marketing/Communications Professional with a side of Graphic Design and a hint of Shenanigans. She loves being creative and enjoys seeing that creativity come Read More
Annette WagersBrand Strategist, Grey Street Media

Annette likes to describe herself as a Marketing/Communications Professional with a side of Graphic Design and a hint of Shenanigans. She loves being creative and enjoys seeing that creativity come to life in the graphics and websites she designs at Grey Street Media. Summer is Annette’s favourite season because she gets to explore the outdoors (roadtripping, camping, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking) and volunteer at kids summer camps all over Western Canada!

Digital Marketing Specialist, Grey Street Media
Matt brings the classy suits and ties to the marketing team! Before joining the Grey Street Media team, Matt worked as a writer and digital communications specialist for public education Read More
Matthew MenziesDigital Marketing Specialist, Grey Street Media
Matt brings the classy suits and ties to the marketing team! Before joining the Grey Street Media team, Matt worked as a writer and digital communications specialist for public education institutions, and in 2020 he co-founded a communications company to serve start-ups and small businesses in Edmonton. Matt is an adventurer at heart, so whenever he gets a chance he travels to Italy and Spain, or spends a weekend out riding his dirtbike.
Managing Partner, ShiftSupport
Mike has been IT before he knew what IT was, from taking apart old computers and printers as a child to figure out how they worked, to helping friends and Read More
Mike AlexanderManaging Partner, ShiftSupport

Mike has been IT before he knew what IT was, from taking apart old computers and printers as a child to figure out how they worked, to helping friends and family with any and all technology as he got older. His drive to help people, provide solutions, and protect what is valuable is what fuels his passion in technology. Mike’s 14 years of experience ranges from owning his own IT company, being the internal IT at a multinational Engineering firm, to being the General Manager for a large national IT organization. He takes great pride in going over and above for his clients and connecting with them on a professional and personal level – being known for being “not your typical IT guy.”

When he’s not researching security trends or automating tasks for his clients, he can be found spending quality time with his family, camping with his wife Amber, and his pup Rocky!

Managing Partner, ShiftSupport
Morgan McCollumManaging Partner, ShiftSupport
Internal Controller, HGA Group
With a contagious smile and warm personality, Judith has the knack of making our entire office feel like a family! As our internal controller, she ensures that the inner-workings of Read More
Judith BleyInternal Controller, HGA Group

With a contagious smile and warm personality, Judith has the knack of making our entire office feel like a family! As our internal controller, she ensures that the inner-workings of the office are running smoothly.  When not in the office Judith can be found traveling with her husband and spending time with her shelties and children.

Manager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Katrine is an organizational force to be reckoned with! That’s why we love her. Katrine’s analytical & detailed approach to accounting makes her an asset to any file that she Read More
Katrine Waters, CPAManager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Katrine is an organizational force to be reckoned with! That’s why we love her. Katrine’s analytical & detailed approach to accounting makes her an asset to any file that she gets her hands on. Not only does she ensure that the details are correct, but she takes the time and care to make her clients feel welcome and part of the HGA family. In her spare time, Katrine spends much of her time with her husband Derek, son Trenton, family, friends, and furbabies; Diesel and Ari.

Tax Manager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Tyler graduated from MacEwan University in 2014 and obtained his CPA designation in 2016! For about 6 years, he practiced Tax and Accounting for National Firms. At that point, he Read More
Tyler Goebel, CPATax Manager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Tyler graduated from MacEwan University in 2014 and obtained his CPA designation in 2016! For about 6 years, he practiced Tax and Accounting for National Firms. At that point, he decided to seek an opportunity with a local firm that is well-respected in both the community and professional world, and we’re so happy to have him! Tyler hopes to bring his passion for helping clients grow their businesses and achieve their dreams to HGA. When he’s not here at the office, you can find him at the dog park with his two dogs, Chelsea and Jager, or hiking to remote locations!

Manager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Peter Jansen CPA, CAManager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Manager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Donna has a strong background in the three A’s of public practice – accounting, audit and assurance for a diverse group of clients.  She is a problem solver and looks Read More
Donna Burns, CPA, CMAManager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Donna has a strong background in the three A’s of public practice – accounting, audit and assurance for a diverse group of clients.  She is a problem solver and looks for solutions that work for her clients.  Like the rest of our team here, she is committed to building and maintaining strong client relationships to ensure friendly and easy to understand advice!

When not crunching numbers, Donna can be found crunching weights, enjoying a good glass of wine that has been paired with good company and a roaring campfire, travelling or reading.  She has been known to endure crazy weather a time or two riding in the MS Bike Tour (Leduc to Camrose). Currently, she is the Treasurer of Treasure Life, a pediatric cardiac research foundation.

Senior Tax Consultant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Unlike many Edmontonian’s, Bryan is all about the Winter weather. Without it, he couldn’t partake in some of his favourite activities like cross country skiing or snowmobiling! When he isn’t Read More
Bryan W. Anderson, CPA, CASenior Tax Consultant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Unlike many Edmontonian’s, Bryan is all about the Winter weather. Without it, he couldn’t partake in some of his favourite activities like cross country skiing or snowmobiling! When he isn’t out enjoying our great outdoors, he is HGA’s in-house Senior Tax Consultant. Bryan has deep tax technical experience in multiple industry segments including diversified manufacturers, property developers and managers, construction and engineering, financial institutions, investment management and insurance corporations. Bryan has also provided tax services to a variety of privately held companies from real estate developers to manufacturers and service providers. He is also an expert Whisky connoisseur, even turning his hobby into another career venture: He is currently the President of Lone Pine Distilling here in Edmonton.

Manager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Donna received her CA designation in 2007 and has been in the world of Accounting ever since! She is married with 2 sons and her family loves to keep her Read More
Donna Malone CPA, CAManager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Donna received her CA designation in 2007 and has been in the world of Accounting ever since! She is married with 2 sons and her family loves to keep her busy outside of the office! On top of her husband and kids, she also has 2 cats and a dog! Talk about a full house!

Manager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Frank is manager here at HGA and values time spent with clients improving their files, building their business, and getting to know them on a personal level. When he isn’t Read More
Frank Onyschuk, BCommManager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Frank is manager here at HGA and values time spent with clients improving their files, building their business, and getting to know them on a personal level. When he isn’t busy at work at the office, you can find him visiting with his grand children and probably listening to Summer of ’69!

Manager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Shannon joined us after graduating with her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and has received her CPA designation while working with HGA! In her free time, Shannon Read More
Shannon Lough, CPAManager, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Shannon joined us after graduating with her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and has received her CPA designation while working with HGA! In her free time, Shannon can be found doing yoga or travelling. You can also likely find her spending time with friends, her fiance Jamie, and her pride and joy, a Goldendoodle named Tucker!

Senior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
As one of our Senior Designated Accountants, Margie is devoted to client relationships and file accuracy. Her quiet nature and detailed approach to accounting makes her a perfect fit with Read More
Margie Dobek, CPASenior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

As one of our Senior Designated Accountants, Margie is devoted to client relationships and file accuracy. Her quiet nature and detailed approach to accounting makes her a perfect fit with the HGA team and the entire HGA process.  When she’s not busy in the office, Margie loves to spend time with her family, including her husband Nathaniel and daughter Eleanor. She also devotes time to pursuing her hobbies: painting and reading.

Senior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Soon after graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science, Olia had developed an interest in accounting. She returned to the University of Alberta to complete a Read More
Olia Zenith, CPASenior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Soon after graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science, Olia had developed an interest in accounting. She returned to the University of Alberta to complete a second degree – Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction, and received her CPA designation while working with HGA!

Olia spends her free time with her husband Michael and son Julian, watching documentaries, playing board games, and enjoying the outdoors.

Senior Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Elizabeth (or Liz to all of us here) worked in public accounting for 25 years in Ontario, and is a recent transplant to Alberta! As a true accountant, she loves Read More
Elizabeth FurlongSenior Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Elizabeth (or Liz to all of us here) worked in public accounting for 25 years in Ontario, and is a recent transplant to Alberta! As a true accountant, she loves numbers and finding the solutions that work best for our clients.

Senior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Sheena graduated from the University of Alberta in 2004, and received her CA designation in 2008.  Her 2 kids keep her busy out of the office.  However, when she does Read More
Sheena HayneSenior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Sheena graduated from the University of Alberta in 2004, and received her CA designation in 2008.  Her 2 kids keep her busy out of the office.  However, when she does find time for herself, you will find her on the volleyball court (in the winter), in the backyard (in the summer), or in the garage arts-and-crafting and pretending she knows how to use her significant other’s power tools (usually against his wishes).

Senior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
John is happy to be a part of the HGA team! You can usually find him in his office snacking or planning our next office sports bracket! After work, John Read More
John Lee, CPASenior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

John is happy to be a part of the HGA team! You can usually find him in his office snacking or planning our next office sports bracket! After work, John hangs out with his friends and plays a wide variety of team sports. John recently received his CPA designation, and we’re so proud of him!

Senior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
A lover of nature and travelling, Jo-Lene came to us with a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce in Accounting with Public Practice experience. She started as a bookkeeper and received her Read More
Jo-Lene Samuel, CPASenior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

A lover of nature and travelling, Jo-Lene came to us with a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce in Accounting with Public Practice experience. She started as a bookkeeper and received her CPA designation while working with HGA! Jo-Lene is passionate about providing quality results and delivers a high degree of care when addressing clients’ needs. If she’s not busy with engagements, you might find her travelling the world with her husband, Mykel, spending time with family and friends, or singing to some tunes. She also volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club Big Brother Big Sister in Edmonton. She’s elated to be at HGA and we are just as happy to have her here.

Senior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Randall came to us in 2017 and has since attained his CPA designation along with plenty of experience in every aspect of the accounting world. If he’s not studying or Read More
Randall Weber, CPASenior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Randall came to us in 2017 and has since attained his CPA designation along with plenty of experience in every aspect of the accounting world. If he’s not studying or working hard for us, he finds time to be with his family and, most importantly, his dog Paisley. Be sure to say “hello” to Randall the next time you’re in the office!

Senior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Maria brings a brilliant and inquisitive nature to the HGA CPA team. Originally from the Philippines, she was formerly an engineering student before moving to Canada. In 2018, Maria graduated Read More
Maria Almond, CPASenior Designated Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Maria brings a brilliant and inquisitive nature to the HGA CPA team. Originally from the Philippines, she was formerly an engineering student before moving to Canada. In 2018, Maria graduated BBA with honours from NAIT in 2018 and began with HGA, where she attained her CPA designation. When she’s not working on a file, she enjoys spending time with her husband, our 3 dogs and 1 cat. Her hobbies include listening to her favourite band, Aerosmith and practicing Yoga. Fun Fact: She owns a karaoke machine with over 10,000 songs!

Staff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Keegan graduated from U of A after spending some time at UBC with a BComm in finance. Before heading to HGA, he spent three years in public practice at a Read More
Keegan FraserStaff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Keegan graduated from U of A after spending some time at UBC with a BComm in finance. Before heading to HGA, he spent three years in public practice at a firm in Jasper, Alberta, working in all aspects within the firm.  He’s currently pursuing his CFP designation! During his free time, he plays virtually every sport and coaches sports, as well! If he’s not playing sports, he’s likely working on an Excel spreadsheet for fun/to stay up to date with updates, playing the guitar/piano, or hanging out with his dog!

Harleigh is a recent graduate of MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Commerce and is currently enrolled in the CPA program! During her undergrad, she participated in two Study Abroad Read More
Harleigh Zack

Harleigh is a recent graduate of MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Commerce and is currently enrolled in the CPA program! During her undergrad, she participated in two Study Abroad International Business Study Courses. The first one was throughout Europe (Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary) and then the second one took place in Asia (Japan, Hong Kong and Macau). As you can probably tell, she loves to travel! She also loves coffee, which is why she fits in so well here! In her free time, she likes to catch up with family and friends, or doing anything active.

Staff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Nour NouhStaff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Staff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Stephanie is our future-chemist-turned-future-accountant! She attained her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting at MacEwan and is currently pursuing her CPA. Surprisingly enough, her initial start was in Science thinking that Read More
Stephanie MertaStaff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Stephanie is our future-chemist-turned-future-accountant! She attained her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting at MacEwan and is currently pursuing her CPA. Surprisingly enough, her initial start was in Science thinking that chemistry was what her future held. We’re happy to report that she’s much happier in accounting! When Stephanie isn’t here at the office with us, you can find her singing, helping out at her church or day-dreaming about her future canine companion.

Staff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Narith has a business administration degree from NAIT with a concentration in accounting. He is pursing his CPA and a Master’s degree. He’s incredible interested in building lasting relationships and Read More
Narith HangStaff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Narith has a business administration degree from NAIT with a concentration in accounting. He is pursing his CPA and a Master’s degree. He’s incredible interested in building lasting relationships and helping businesses achieve their goals here at HGA.

Originally from Cambodia, Narith likes to volunteer for several organization during his spare time and enjoys spending time with his little cousin, traveling, and working out.

Staff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Maryann has been an accounting technician/bookkeeper for 10 years. Before moving to Edmonton, she was based in Lloydminster. She enjoys spending time with her family watching movies and hanging out. Read More
Maryann FlemingStaff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Maryann has been an accounting technician/bookkeeper for 10 years. Before moving to Edmonton, she was based in Lloydminster. She enjoys spending time with her family watching movies and hanging out. Superhero movies are her favorite kind. Spending time with my grandson and children make her very happy!

Michael finished a degree in Accountancy in the Philippines before he moved to Canada, where he also completed a BBA-Accounting degree at NAIT. Now, he is enrolled in the CPA Read More
Michael Estrella

Michael finished a degree in Accountancy in the Philippines before he moved to Canada, where he also completed a BBA-Accounting degree at NAIT. Now, he is enrolled in the CPA program and works full-time at HGA. When he is not at work, he spends time with family watching shows from Netflix and Disney+, or travelling and taking pictures.

Believe it or not, his family owns a karaoke set with thousands of songs! No wonder you can hear him sing, while working!

Accounting Technician, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Chloe MaherAccounting Technician, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Bookkeeper, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Candice has been a bookkeeper for the past 7+ years and earned her designation as a Certified Professional Bookkeeper in 2016.  She’s worked with a number of different companies/organizations and Read More
Candice JacksonBookkeeper, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Candice has been a bookkeeper for the past 7+ years and earned her designation as a Certified Professional Bookkeeper in 2016.  She’s worked with a number of different companies/organizations and enjoys the hunt for and correction of errors.  When not working, she loves to spend time with her two tuxedo cats, Boots and Oreo, and her dog, Lucky.  Candice also enjoy spending the evenings crafting on cross-stich, knitting, crochet and diamond painting.  In the summer, she spends most of her free time outside working in the yard and flower beds.

Bookkeeper, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Janet is with us on a part-time basis bringing her experience and love of bookkeeping with her. When she is not doing bookkeeping for a handful of clients, she enjoys Read More
Janet SchumacherBookkeeper, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Janet is with us on a part-time basis bringing her experience and love of bookkeeping with her. When she is not doing bookkeeping for a handful of clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son and the family dogs. In her free time you can find Janet engaged in her other interests which include meeting new people and engaging in her many church activities.

Bookkeeper, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Tamara brings over 18 Years’ of experience to the HGA CPA team. During that time, she has had the opportunity to work with a variety of different types of companies, Read More
Tamara MaisonneuveBookkeeper, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Tamara brings over 18 Years’ of experience to the HGA CPA team. During that time, she has had the opportunity to work with a variety of different types of companies, large and small. For that reason, her ability to identify inconsistencies within a file is incredibly strong! Tamara is incredibly passionate about personal development & volunteering, and she can often be found somewhere in our great outdoors hiking or kayaking.

Staff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Jim works part time as a file preparer and bookkeeper for a few of our clients. He has a knack for showing up right before lunch time – especially when Read More
Jim O’BrienStaff Accountant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Jim works part time as a file preparer and bookkeeper for a few of our clients. He has a knack for showing up right before lunch time – especially when lunch is provided! Jim splits his time between our office and volunteering for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society in Edmonton providing emergency assistance to people in need.

Bookkeeper, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Darlene brings 30+ years of accounting, file preparation, and bookkeeping experience to our team. She does her best to balance work with spending time with her husband and 4 children! Read More
Darlene GaraBookkeeper, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Darlene brings 30+ years of accounting, file preparation, and bookkeeping experience to our team. She does her best to balance work with spending time with her husband and 4 children! As an avid CFL fan, you can find her at an Eskimos game on any given day. She has been a season seat holder for 25 years! When she isn’t busy managing her projects at HGA, she enjoys camping with the family, motorcycle trips with her husband, and spending time with Luna, her Ragdoll and her bird Benny!

Executive Assistant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Yvonne has been on the HGA team for over 5 years! She takes pride in her role and enjoys being able to provide support to our entire team. When she Read More
Yvonne BlowersExecutive Assistant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Yvonne has been on the HGA team for over 5 years! She takes pride in her role and enjoys being able to provide support to our entire team. When she isn’t hard at work at the office, you can find her at home with her grandchildren, likely cooking them dinner or getting ready for a walk (or ski) in the woods. She also enjoys yoga, baking, and taking the time to decorate her home.

Administrative Assistant, HGA Law
Born and raised right here in Edmonton, Mattea has been a legal assistant for almost 6 years and specializes in Wills and Estate planning and personal injury. When she isn’t Read More
Mattea MooreAdministrative Assistant, HGA Law

Born and raised right here in Edmonton, Mattea has been a legal assistant for almost 6 years and specializes in Wills and Estate planning and personal injury. When she isn’t helping our team here at the office, she can often be found thrifting for vintage clothes, walking her dog, or dancing around to Elton John!

Executive Assistant & Client Care Coordinator, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Savanna came to HGA with 7 years of professional experience working in law firms and CPA firms. Her strong type A work ethic combined with her easy-going type B personality Read More
Savanna SchulzExecutive Assistant & Client Care Coordinator, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Savanna came to HGA with 7 years of professional experience working in law firms and CPA firms. Her strong type A work ethic combined with her easy-going type B personality allows her to find the ideal work/life balance. Previously a professional hip hop dancer, some of Savanna’s fondest memories include dancing on cruise ships, touring China with an original production, and competing in the World Hip Hop Dance Championships representing Canada with five of her best friends. When she’s out of the office, you can find her kickboxing, reading about personal development, trying new restaurants or beach bumming her way through the Caribbean on a cruise ship.

 

Administrative Assistant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Denise is on our administrative team here at HGA CPA. When she not assisting our team in the office, she might be riding roller coasters, reading books, or re-watching her Read More
Denise ThursbyAdministrative Assistant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Denise is on our administrative team here at HGA CPA. When she not assisting our team in the office, she might be riding roller coasters, reading books, or re-watching her favourite movie, Silence of the Lambs. She loves music in any shape or form but admits that she can’t sing a note. Pro tip: She’s loves sugar in any form. Use that to get on her good side!

Administrative Assistant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Prior to working as a personal assistant, Olivia actually started out as a line cook in high school! She has since gained 7 years of experience in the administrative field.  Read More
Olivia MazyakAdministrative Assistant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Prior to working as a personal assistant, Olivia actually started out as a line cook in high school! She has since gained 7 years of experience in the administrative field.  She still has a love for cooking and baking, and has even made the odd wedding cake over the years for friends. She also loves gardening, either indoor or outdoor, and has upwards of 30 houseplants. During her spare time, she listens to audiobooks or podcasts, plays with her two very weird cats, or plays video games.

 

Receptionist
Amanda Cline-FremontReceptionist
Administrative Assistant
Cassidy is our resident animal lover here at the office. At home, she has 5 fur babies (two dogs and three cats). As her side hustle, Cassidy owns Songbird Photography, Read More
Cassidy LemoineAdministrative Assistant

Cassidy is our resident animal lover here at the office. At home, she has 5 fur babies (two dogs and three cats). As her side hustle, Cassidy owns Songbird Photography, so she spends every spare minute of her time either taking and editing photos! She is also an athlete and prides herself in being healthy. We love having her on the team!

Administrative Assistant
Sarah is on our team part time and is a student at Concordia University of Edmonton! She’s on her way to completing a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Psychology, hoping Read More
Sarah GardinerAdministrative Assistant

Sarah is on our team part time and is a student at Concordia University of Edmonton! She’s on her way to completing a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Psychology, hoping to one day get into education.  Sarah is extremely task-oriented and she loves spending time doing any administrative task thrown her way. (She also loves spending time at the office because she gets to see my father, Quentin!) In her spare time, you can find her doing photography, knitting, painting and hanging with her dog Oscar.

Executive Assistant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants
Michelle has worked as an Executive Assistant and Personal Assistant for 15 years for companies in various industries. We’re so happy to have her on the HGA team! In her Read More
Michelle SwickExecutive Assistant, HGA Chartered Professional Accountants

Michelle has worked as an Executive Assistant and Personal Assistant for 15 years for companies in various industries. We’re so happy to have her on the HGA team!

In her spare time, she enjoys giving back to local charities, watching hockey games, and spending time with family and friends.