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Our Team

No matter what your circumstances, we are always available to provide the advice you need to hear on your accounting, tax or business questions.

Ken Swainson, CPA, CA, Partner

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 he serves 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.

Ian Alexander, CPA, CA, Partner

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.

Travis Kletke, CPA, CA, Partner

Travis Kletke, CPA, CA,


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.

Brad Waldo, CPA, CMA


Promoted to partner in 2020, Brad has been 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.

Shane Tenhage, CPA

Senior Staff Accountant

Shane earned his Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University and has been with Swainson Alexander for 8 years. He looks forward to growing the firm and its client base, and is always enthusiastic to serve existing and new clients with personalized support.

Nicholas Leavitt, CPA

Staff Accountant

Nick earned his CPA designation in early 2022 after having successfully completed the 2020 CPA Common Final Examination. Nick carries 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.

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.

John Liamzon

Staff Accountant

John plans to obtain 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.

Trygg Jensen, CPA

Staff Accountant

Trygg comes to the firm with a Bachelor of Business Administration (concentration in Accounting) from NAIT in Edmonton. Trygg obtained his CPA designation in February 2023 after completing the 2022 CPA Common Final Examination (CFE). Trygg is excited to get to know the firm's clients, and to provide answers to whatever questions they may have.

Jackson Alexander

Staff Accountant

Jackson joined the firm in 2023, bringing his Bachelor of Business Administration which was earned from Mount Royal University. Jackson plans to start the CPA designation program in fall 2023, and is eager to gain accounting experience in Central Alberta

Sarah Gaudry

Staff Accountant

Sarah also joined the firm in 2023 with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mount Royal. She started the CPA designation program in 2020 and hopes to write her final exam in fall 2024. She is excited to expand her experience with Swainson Alexander's client base.

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.

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