Our Firm’s Philosophy

At Swainson Alexander LLP we like to think of ourselves as everyday people helping others in the community with accounting and tax advice so they can do what they do best—run their businesses successfully!

Our team 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, need to be taken. We have in-depth accounting and tax knowledge, plus industry contacts in the Red Deer legal and finance community to move you forward in the direction that serves you best.

Our Team

Ken Swainson

Ken Swainson, CPA, CA, Partner

Having practiced in Red Deer as a partner since 1982, Ken has over 30 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge with which to serve his clients.  Ken has a significant specialization with businesses in the buying/selling sectors as well as start-ups and enjoys the trusted relationships that he maintains with his long-term clients.

 

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

 

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Ian Alexander

Ian Alexander, CPA, CA, Partner

Ian has been in public practice for over 20 years, and is personally invested in working with seniors, professionals, small business owners, and small not-for-profit and charity organizations.

 

When looking to grow the firm, Ian feels that clients should be able to see the ‘value’ in the services they have requested and to be able to connect with their accountant at a moment’s notice.

 

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TRAVIS KLETKE

Travis Kletke, CPA, CA, Partner

After earning his red seal journeyman's certificate in carpentry, Travis went back to school and earned his CPA, CA designation. For over 10 years, Travis has been helping clients from all different industries and backgrounds, including Agriculture and Construction, which are both of personal interest to him. When looking to grow the firm, Travis sees the importance of building connections with his clients through exceptional service and trusted professionalism.

 

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Brad Waldo, CPA, CMA

Partner

 

Brad has been promoted to the partnership in 2020, after being with Swainson Alexander LLP 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 business owners.

 

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Shane Tenhage, CPA

Senior Staff Accountant

 

Shane earned his Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University, and has been with Swainson Alexander for 5 years. He looks forward to growing the firm and its client base, and is always enthusiastic to serve existing and new clients.

 

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Dorothy Coleman

Administration and Reception

 

Dorothy is your first point of contact when arriving or calling our firm. She has several years of personalized client care experience and can help you connect with the proper firm team member for the advice and support you require.

 

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Nick Leavitt, CPA Student

Staff Accountant

 

Nick started his CPA program in 2018 after earning a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge. He is eager to provide a personal level of assistance and attention for all our clients.

 

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John Liamzon

Staff Accountant

 

John plans to start his CPA program in 2020, with the goal of obtaining his CPA designation in Canada to go along with the CPA designation and Bachelor of Accountancy degree which he obtained in the Philippines. He is excited to use his experience overseas to service our Central Alberta clients.

 

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