As one of the founding partners of Cogent CPA LLP, I possess 45 years of public practice experience in taxation, audit and management. I spent many years auditing not-for-profit and private businesses; preparing, interpreting and analyzing financial statements; and designing personal and corporate tax strategies for clients in a variety of industries, including agriculture, oil and gas, municipal government, healthcare and financial services. In 2019, our firm joined forces with Grant Thornton.
I began my career as a junior for Fred V. Milleker CA before becoming Manager of Administrative Services for the Southeast Regional College. In 1991, I started doing some accounting and tax work for a few clients out of my basement, which ultimately steered me to get back into public practice in 1994, where I led the growth from Hillstead Melanson Accounting to Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP.
In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, children and grandchild. As a member of the Weyburn Golf Club, I’m also an avid golfer and still play rec league hockey.