Our Team

CEO
James Cumming has taken on the role of CEO of the HGA Group. He is a business leader with a proven track record of developing strategy, and will be the energy behind the HGA team. He will bring the same Read More
James CummingCEO

James Cumming has taken on the role of CEO of the HGA Group. He is a business leader with a proven track record of developing strategy, and will be the energy behind the HGA team. He will bring the same commitment, energy and enthusiasm he has built his much respected reputation on. James has held the position of CEO with Creative Door Services, Courtenay Real Estate Services Inc., Princeton Developments Ltd. and Cormode & Dickson Construction 1983 Ltd. Most recently he held the position of CEO with the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

James was born and raised in Edmonton, and has spent his entire business career in the greater Edmonton area. He has been married to his wife Debbie for over 34 years and is the proud father of three children.

His talent for strategic planning and managing growth has also led to positions on the Board of Kaizen Synergies Inc. as well as key roles with leading organizations such as Junior Achievement, Northlands Park, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Edmonton Construction Association, the Alberta Art Stabilization Fund, Norlien Foundation, Alberta Opportunity Corporation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, to name a few.

Not only is James an experienced businessman, but he was recently a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2015 federal election.
James is a graduate of NAIT’s Construction Engineering Technology Program, and a recipient of NAIT’s Alumni Award of Distinction as well as Top 50 Alumni for his many contributions to his profession and the community.

We are proud of have James as both the strategist for the HGA team and a key member of our group of advisors.

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 Howard, CPA, CACA 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. Gardiner, CPA, CACA 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, spending the afternoon with his kids, or travelling to see the Dave Matthews Band. 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. Pro Tip: If you’re looking to get on his good side, his weaknesses are scotch & cigars.

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. Tully, CPA, CACA 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. 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.

Glenn Skolney, CPA, CA
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 Breitkreutz, CPA, CACA 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. On top of that, he is one the board for ELVES Special Needs Society here in Edmonton.

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.

Manager
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 Read More
Alexandra Hoet, CPAManager

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, friends &family, and fur baby Toby.

Manager
Katrine is an organization 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 Read More
Katrine Waters, CPAManager

Katrine is an organization 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, family, friends, and furbabies; Diesel and Ari.

Senior Tax Consultant
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 Read More
Bryan W. Anderson, CPA, CASenior Tax Consultant

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.

Senior Tax Manager
Steve M. Scheelar CPA, CASenior Tax Manager
Staff Accountant
Donna Malone CPA, CAStaff Accountant
Wendy Tugwood CPA, CA
Judy Vansevenandt CPA, CA
Frank Onyschuk
Staff Accountant
Norma Rosette CPA, CGAStaff Accountant
Emmet Butland CPA, CA
Senior Designated Accountant
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 Skolney process.  When Read More
Margie Marsiglio, CPASenior Designated Accountant

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 Skolney process.  When she’s not busy in the office, Margie loves to spend time with her family and devote time to pursuing her hobbies, painting and reading.

Senior Designated Accountant
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 enjoys spending time with friends and family and most importantly Read More
Shannon Lough, CPASenior Designated Accountant

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 enjoys spending time with friends and family and most importantly her two year-old Goldendoodle, Tucker.

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
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
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 husband Mykel Read More
Jo-Lene CharlesStaff Accountant

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 husband Mykel 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!

Staff Accountant
Randall is one of the newest staff accountants here at HGA. As of October 2017, he is enrolled in the CPA program! If he’s not studying or working hard for us, he finds time to be with his family and, Read More
Randall WeberStaff Accountant

Randall is one of the newest staff accountants here at HGA. As of October 2017, he is enrolled in the CPA program! If he’s not studying or working hard for us, he finds time to be with his family and, most importantly, his dog! Be sure to say “Hello” to Randall the next time you’re in the office!

Staff Accountant
Maria brings a brilliant and inquisitive nature to the HGA Skolney 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 Read More
Maria AlmondStaff Accountant

Maria brings a brilliant and inquisitive nature to the HGA Skolney 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 to start her CPA journey. 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
Moe JarrahStaff Accountant
Staff Accountant
Giandrey NuttingStaff Accountant
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.

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.

Staff Accountant
Debbi RossStaff Accountant
Bookkeeper
Darlene GaraBookkeeper
Bookkeeper
Janet has been with us six 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 six 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.

Bookkeeper
Tamara brings over 18 Years’ of experience to the HGA Skolney 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 Read More
Tamara MaisonneuveBookkeeper

Tamara brings over 18 Years’ of experience to the HGA Skolney 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.

Senior Bookkeeper
As a Certified Professional Bookkeeper, Joyel brings a wealth of experience to HGA! She has been a bookkeeper for over 20 years and for several years taught Quickbooks and Bookkeeping at NAIT for the Office Accounting Certificate program. When she’s Read More
Joyel HidberSenior Bookkeeper

As a Certified Professional Bookkeeper, Joyel brings a wealth of experience to HGA! She has been a bookkeeper for over 20 years and for several years taught Quickbooks and Bookkeeping at NAIT for the Office Accounting Certificate program. When she’s not working, you might find her reading, baking or crocheting, or spending time with her husband.  Fun fact: Joyel grew up in Japan.  Japanese food is still her favourite.

Staff Accountant
Nicole 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 Read More
Nicole CarreauStaff Accountant

Nicole 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
Dayna comes to HGA with 15+ years of experience in the accounting field! Her most favourite area of the bookkeeping profession is reconciling and balancing. She fits in quite well here at HGA because of her love for the Oilers!  Read More
Dayna CummingsBookkeeper

Dayna comes to HGA with 15+ years of experience in the accounting field! Her most favourite area of the bookkeeping profession is reconciling and balancing. She fits in quite well here at HGA because of her love for the Oilers!  When she is not here at the office, she’s playing any sport that she can get her hands on!

Administrative Assistant
Denise is on our administrative team here at HGA Skolney. When she not assisting our team in the office, she might be riding rollercoasters, reading books, or re-watching her favourite movie, Silence of the Lambs. She loves music in any Read More
Denise ThursbyAdministrative Assistant

Denise is on our administrative team here at HGA Skolney. When she not assisting our team in the office, she might be riding rollercoasters, 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!

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
Amy LavayAdministrative Assistant
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 & 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.

Administrative Assistant
Lorraine GrenierAdministrative Assistant
Rhodyna Hounsokou