Our Firm

We are more than just creative writing on a website.  We like to think we are everyday people helping others with accounting, business and tax advice so they can do what they do best – run their business with passion, innovation and a desire to be successful in and for their community. We are never too busy to talk to you, call us today! There is no better time to start than right now.

We can work with you at all stages of your business development and provide the strategic support you need to be financially aware of how your business is performing and what steps, if any, you need to take.

We have the depth of accounting and tax knowledge and contacts in the Red Deer legal and finance community to move you in the direction needed.  No matter what your circumstances, we are willing to provide the advice you need.

Our Team

ken.jpgKen Swainson, CPA, CA - Partner

Having practiced in Red Deer as a partner since 1982, Ken has a wealth of knowledge and over 30 years experience with which to serve you.  Ken has a significant focus with buy and sell transactions, business start ups and enjoys the relations that he has been able to establish with his clients over the years.

When looking to grow the firm Ken feels clients are looking for their advisors to go that "extra" mile and to be willing to provide answers in terms they can understand.

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ian.jpgIan Alexander, CPA, CA - Partner

Ian has been in public practice for over 16 years and is personally interested in working with seniors, small business owners, professionals and small not for profit organizations. 

When looking to grow the firm Ian feels that the client should be able to see the "value" in the services you have provided to them and be able to connect with their accountant when needed.


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Travis Kletke, CPA, CA 
Senior Staff Accountant

After earning his diploma in Business Administration at Red Deer College and a journeyman's certificate in carpentry, Travis has gained 9 years of accounting experience to help with clients from all different industries and backgrounds.

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Brad Waldo, CPA, CMA
Senior Staff Accountant

Brad has been an employee of Swainson Alexander LLP (or predecessor firms) since 1987. With over 30 years of experience, Brad has worked with clients in a variety of industries and has become a valued advisor to many of our clients.

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Dorothy Coleman
Administration and Reception

Dorothy is usually the first person you will encounter when arriving at or calling our firm. She has years of experience and can help you connect with the right person in our firm to get the advice and support you need.                                           

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Shane Tenhage, CPA Student
Staff Accountant

Shane earned his Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University in Ontario, and wrote his professional exam in September 2018. He looks forward to growing with the firm as he earns his accounting designation and is excited to serve your business and personal accounting needs.

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Mike Dobrowolski, CPA Student
Staff Accountant

Mike is enrolled in the CPA program after earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Red Deer College. With years of experience in the hospitality industry, he is eager to expand his accounting experience through exceptional service, as he works towards his accounting designation.

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Ben Shon, CPA Student
Staff Accountant

Ben earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from MacEwan University in Edmonton. Through his previous experience working at Canada Revenue Agency, he hopes to provide clients with optimal service. Ben hopes to earn his CPA designation in the coming years.                 

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Nick Leavitt, CPA Student
Staff Accountant

Nick has started his CPA program this year after earning a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge. After a number of years working in other industries, he is eager to use this previous experience to provide a personal level of assistance for clients.

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