Our Team

CA Managing Partner
John is an entrepreneur, keeping close watch on government news releases and market trends. With over 35 years’ experience providing audit, accounting, and income tax services to a wide range of clients, you can be assured that John’s leadership touches Read More
John HowardCA Managing Partner

John is an entrepreneur, keeping close watch on government news releases and market trends. With over 35 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
Quentin is our go-to guy for reaching items on the top shelf. His top 3 loves are his family, a sunny windless golf course and his passion for numbers. He brings the third of these with him to the office Read More
Quentin D. GardinerCA Partner

Quentin is our go-to guy for reaching items on the top shelf. His top 3 loves are his family, a sunny windless golf course and his passion for numbers. He brings the third of these with him to the office every day and likes to get hands on with our clients businesses offering advice, support and knowledge on everything from buying or starting up to the day to day operations. When he is not at the office (which is rare) you can also find him getting involved in a variety of community organizations or at a board meeting for Elves Special Needs Society. With over 10 years of experience in public practice and a keen eye for detail you can relax knowing that Quentin has your best interests in mind every step of the way.

CA Partner
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 Read More
Shawn G. TullyCA Partner

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 and creates an environment where you feel comfortable asking the questions you need to. Shawn loves music almost as much as hockey and tries to take his wife to all the shows he can while finding time between the office and the many community activities he is involved in.

CA Senior Manager
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 Read More
Tyson BreitkreutzCA Senior Manager

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.

CA Senior Manager
Kara received her CA designation in 2006 and hasn’t looked back since! As an active mother of 3, Kara spends a lot of her time outdoors either camping, fishing, or hunting. She is truly a born and bred Albertan! Although Read More
Kara KempinCA Senior Manager

Kara received her CA designation in 2006 and hasn’t looked back since! As an active mother of 3, Kara spends a lot of her time outdoors either camping, fishing, or hunting. She is truly a born and bred Albertan! Although new to our firm, she certainly isn’t new to the world of accounting. She brings with her a wealth of experience and we couldn’t be more happy to have her as a member of our team!

Manager
As one of our most recent members at HGA, Dallas brings a wealth of experience and passion to the team. His skill-set and experience allow us to work as an even more powerful group. He is truly a stellar part Read More
Dallas KlecknerManager

As one of our most recent members at HGA, Dallas brings a wealth of experience and passion to the team. His skill-set and experience allow us to work as an even more powerful group. He is truly a stellar part of our HGA team.

Manager
Paige obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 2010 and her CA designation in 2013. She has five years experience within public practice and joined HGA in January of 2016. When not in the office, she Read More
Paige A. BurnetManager

Paige obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 2010 and her CA designation in 2013. She has five years experience within public practice and joined HGA in January of 2016. When not in the office, she enjoys reading, practicing yoga and hanging out with her husband, family and friends. Paige is ecstatic to be a part of the HGA team and looks forward to helping clients achieve their professional goals!

Manager
Alexandra graduated from NAIT with a Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting in 2013 and recently completed the CPA program this fall. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys travelling, food, interior design, and most importantly spending time with her friends, Read More
Alexandra HoetManager

Alexandra graduated from NAIT with a Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting in 2013 and recently completed the CPA program this fall. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys travelling, food, interior design, and most importantly spending time with her friends, family, and adorable dog Toby!

Senior Accountant
Mark joins the HGA Group with 15 years of public accounting experience. He specializes in Property and Construction, Medical Professionals, and Publically Listed Entities. You’d be surprised to know that Mark is also an accomplished Lead Guitarist! Even though he Read More
Mark J. ChochulaSenior Accountant

Mark joins the HGA Group with 15 years of public accounting experience. He specializes in Property and Construction, Medical Professionals, and Publically Listed Entities. You’d be surprised to know that Mark is also an accomplished Lead Guitarist! Even though he grew up in Australia, you can readily find Mark outdoors in the winter time skiing in the Rockies.

Tax Manager
A former nurse AND an expert in tax! After Erin’s nursing career, she found her happy place in accounting. She brings 10 years of public practice experience with her. You’ll find a few cats on her screensaver in her office, Read More
Erin ChykaTax Manager

A former nurse AND an expert in tax! After Erin’s nursing career, she found her happy place in accounting. She brings 10 years of public practice experience with her. You’ll find a few cats on her screensaver in her office, as she’s a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady. When she’s not here at the office, you’ll find her either out for a run, playing soccer, or doing some Latin dancing!

Staff Accountant
Katrine graduated from NAIT with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2013 and is currently pursuing her CPA Designation. In her spare time, Katrine loves to be with her friends, family, hubby, and her furbaby Diesel. With a few Read More
Katrine WatersStaff Accountant

Katrine graduated from NAIT with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2013 and is currently pursuing her CPA Designation. In her spare time, Katrine loves to be with her friends, family, hubby, and her furbaby Diesel. With a few years of experience in the accounting world, she is very excited for the professional growth and learning opportunity at HGA!

Staff Accountant
John is happy to be a part of the HGA team after graduating from the University of Alberta in April 2014. He is excited and thrilled to begin his career and start obtaining experience in the field of accounting. John Read More
John LeeStaff Accountant

John is happy to be a part of the HGA team after graduating from the University of Alberta in April 2014. He is excited and thrilled to begin his career and start obtaining experience in the field of accounting. John is currently working on obtaining his CPA designation.

Staff Accountant
No longer the newest member of the HGA family; Shannon joined us after graduating with her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, and most recently began her journey into her CPA designation this fall. In her free time, Read More
Shannon LoughStaff Accountant

No longer the newest member of the HGA family; Shannon joined us after graduating with her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, and most recently began her journey into her CPA designation this fall. In her free time, Shannon can be found between her three loves fitness, family and travelling.

Staff Accountant
Margie is excited to be joining the HGA team of professionals after recently graduating with her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta. She has begun pursuing her CPA designation this fall. When not busy in the office or Read More
Margie MarsiglioStaff Accountant

Margie is excited to be joining the HGA team of professionals after recently graduating with her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta. She has begun pursuing her CPA designation this fall. When not busy in the office or studying , Margie can be found spending time with family, painting, and traveling.

Staff Accountant
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 and completed a second degree – Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction, and is Read More
Olia MuchinskyStaff Accountant

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 and completed a second degree – Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction, and is currently pursuing her CPA designation. Olia spends her free time watching documentaries, playing board games, and teaching her parrot Sasha new words and tricks. In the summer time, you can find her biking in the mountains or playing pick-up basketball.

Staff Accountant
Ethan is one of the newest staff accountants here at HGA. He comes to us with 3 years of Public Practice experience and is pursuing his CPA designation. Happy to have you here at the office Ethan!
Ethan JiangStaff Accountant

Ethan is one of the newest staff accountants here at HGA. He comes to us with 3 years of Public Practice experience and is pursuing his CPA designation. Happy to have you here at the office Ethan!

Staff Accountant
With a contagious smile and warm personality Judith has the knack of making her clients feel like family, rather than just another client. A vast amount of bookkeeping experience leave our clients feeling assured they are in great hands. When Read More
Judith BleyStaff Accountant

With a contagious smile and warm personality Judith has the knack of making her clients feel like family, rather than just another client. A vast amount of bookkeeping experience leave our clients feeling assured they are in great hands. When not in the office Judith can be found traveling with her husband and spending time with her shelties and children.

Bookkeeper
One of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet; Nancy handles the daily bookkeeping for over 15 of our clients! Organized and efficient, she is the type of worker who gets in and gets it done. Nancy loves getting out Read More
Nancy BoyleBookkeeper

One of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet; Nancy handles the daily bookkeeping for over 15 of our clients! Organized and efficient, she is the type of worker who gets in and gets it done. Nancy loves getting out for a good walk, enjoying nature and spending time at the cabin with her husband.

Staff Accountant
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 Read More
Jim O’BrienStaff Accountant

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
Janet has been with us five years now 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 Read More
Janet SchumacherBookkeeper

Janet has been with us five years now 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 crocheting anything from blankets to toys to hats.

Senior Bookkeeper
As a Certified Professional Bookkeeper, Joyel brings a wealth of experience to HGA! On top of her work for us, she teaches Quickbooks and Bookkeeping at NAIT for the Office Accounting Certificate Program. In her spare time, you might find Read More
Joyel HidberSenior Bookkeeper

As a Certified Professional Bookkeeper, Joyel brings a wealth of experience to HGA! On top of her work for us, she teaches Quickbooks and Bookkeeping at NAIT for the Office Accounting Certificate Program. In her spare time, you might find her singing, reading, baking, or crocheting, or spending time with her husband and newly engaged daughter! Fun fact: Joyel grew up in Japan. Japanese food is still her favourite.

Nicole is one of the newest bookkeepers on the scene at HGA. She comes to us with a degree in both accounting and kinesiology! Her love of athletics keeps her active in long distance biking and plenty of time in Read More
Nicole Carreau

Nicole is one of the newest bookkeepers on the scene at HGA. She comes to us with a degree in both accounting and kinesiology! Her love of athletics keeps her active in long distance biking and plenty of time in the mountains during the summer. She’s the office expert on fitness and we’re so happy to have her!

Bookkeeper
A lover of nature and travelling, Jo-Lene comes to us with a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce in Accounting with Public Practice experience. If she’s not busy doing your bookkeeping, you might find her travelling the world with her Fiance or Read More
Jo-Lene CharlesBookkeeper

A lover of nature and travelling, Jo-Lene comes to us with a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce in Accounting with Public Practice experience.
If she’s not busy doing your bookkeeping, you might find her travelling the world with her Fiance 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!

Director, Administration
Rachel is the official organizational guru of the office. She thrives in everything systematic and loves to figure out the processes that work for HGA. Rachel joined our team in January of 2016 and has been filling our office with Read More
Rachel HanesDirector, Administration

Rachel is the official organizational guru of the office. She thrives in everything systematic and loves to figure out the processes that work for HGA. 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!

Administrative Assistant
Yvonne’s knack for bookkeeping is easy to see with years of experience in the profession. When she is not crunching numbers Yvonne enjoys spending time with her family, visiting new restaurants and cafes, taking nature walks, and enjoying all the Read More
Yvonne BlowersAdministrative Assistant

Yvonne’s knack for bookkeeping is easy to see with years of experience in the profession. When she is not crunching numbers Yvonne enjoys spending time with her family, visiting new restaurants and cafes, taking nature walks, and enjoying all the excitement that comes with welcoming her first grand-baby!

Reception/Administation
Alyx is our friendly face when you walk in our front door! With 5 years of administrative experience, she brings plenty of personality and experience to HGA. When she isn’t gracing us with her presence at the front desk, she Read More
Alyx DiachukReception/Administation

Alyx is our friendly face when you walk in our front door! With 5 years of administrative experience, she brings plenty of personality and experience to HGA. When she isn’t gracing us with her presence at the front desk, she will most likely be globe-trotting, blogging, or downhill skiing! Say hello to Alyx next time you come into the office!

Marketing Coordinator
Taylor brings the creative edge to HGA! When she’s not at the office, she tries her best to cook new recipes in her kitchen without burning the house down. She is also actively involved in the community, volunteering & coaching Read More
Taylor GarstadMarketing Coordinator

Taylor brings the creative edge to HGA! When she’s not at the office, she tries her best to cook new recipes in her kitchen without burning the house down. She is also actively involved in the community, volunteering & coaching Special Olympics in Edmonton and St. Albert. You’ll be sure to find her around the city with her dog Tebow always in tow.