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 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.

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.

Director

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.

John HowardDirector

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.

Director
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 or at a board meeting for Elves Special Needs Society. 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.
Quentin GardinerDirector
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 or at a board meeting for Elves Special Needs Society. 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.
Director

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 and creates an environment where you feel comfortable asking the questions you need to. Shawn loves music almost as much as hockey and tries to take his wife to all the shows he can while finding time between the office and the many community activities he is involved in.

Shawn TullyDirector

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 and creates an environment where you feel comfortable asking the questions you need to. Shawn loves music almost as much as hockey and tries to take his wife to all the shows he can while finding time between the office and the many community activities he is involved in.

President

When it comes to taking on new endeavors, Keiran is always up for the challenge. Originally his working career began in construction where he started his own company at a young age, and needless to say, he completely changed direction when he ventured into the insurance industry in 2013.

He found insurance to be a natural fit, and very quickly progressed to the portfolio management of large-scale businesses and clientele. Keiran has noted a growing need in the insurance industry for a more client centric approach, and thus his priority is to make the clients of HGA Insurance feel comfortable and confident in the advice they are receiving. Without a doubt you can rest assured knowing Keiran will provide you a personalized insurance solution, that will respond when you need it most

Keiran KlotzPresident

When it comes to taking on new endeavors, Keiran is always up for the challenge. Originally his working career began in construction where he started his own company at a young age, and needless to say, he completely changed direction when he ventured into the insurance industry in 2013.

He found insurance to be a natural fit, and very quickly progressed to the portfolio management of large-scale businesses and clientele. Keiran has noted a growing need in the insurance industry for a more client centric approach, and thus his priority is to make the clients of HGA Insurance feel comfortable and confident in the advice they are receiving. Without a doubt you can rest assured knowing Keiran will provide you a personalized insurance solution, that will respond when you need it most

Agency Director

Mackenzie comes from a family of insurance professionals, so you could say she was raised in the industry. She started her career in June 2009 and ever since she has been continuously seeking new opportunities to grow her knowledge and implement modern ideas into the way she does business.

With her strong insurance background and experience, Mackenzie will provide you with friendly, easy to understand advice, that will equip you to make educated decisions about your insurance needs. She is very enthusiastic about the opportunities in store for HGA Insurance, and looks forward to working closely with her husband Keiran to bring those ideas to fruition.

Mackenzie KlotzAgency Director

Mackenzie comes from a family of insurance professionals, so you could say she was raised in the industry. She started her career in June 2009 and ever since she has been continuously seeking new opportunities to grow her knowledge and implement modern ideas into the way she does business.

With her strong insurance background and experience, Mackenzie will provide you with friendly, easy to understand advice, that will equip you to make educated decisions about your insurance needs. She is very enthusiastic about the opportunities in store for HGA Insurance, and looks forward to working closely with her husband Keiran to bring those ideas to fruition.

Commercial Accounts Manager
Kenneth Moland CIP, CRMCommercial Accounts Manager
Internal Controller

With a contagious smile and warm personality, Judith has the knack of making our entire office feel like a family! As our internal controller, she ensures that the inner-workings of the office are running smoothly.  When not in the office Judith can be found traveling with her husband and spending time with her shelties and children.

Judith BleyInternal Controller

With a contagious smile and warm personality, Judith has the knack of making our entire office feel like a family! As our internal controller, she ensures that the inner-workings of the office are running smoothly.  When not in the office Judith can be found traveling with her husband and spending time with her shelties and children.

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 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.

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.

Director of 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!

Rachel HanesDirector of 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!

Reception/Administation

Alyx is our friendly face when you walk in our front door! With over 7 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!

Alyx DiachukReception/Administation

Alyx is our friendly face when you walk in our front door! With over 7 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!

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 excitement that comes with welcoming her first grand-baby!

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!

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 roller coasters, 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!

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 roller coasters, 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!

Administrative Assistant
Lorraine GrenierAdministrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Amy LavayAdministrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant

Stephanie is our future-chemist-turned-future-accountant on our administrative team! She’s currently pursuing her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting at MacEwan, but her initial start was in Science thinking that chemistry was what her future held. We’re happy to report that she’s much happier in accounting! She is readily involved in the community, volunteering with the youth group at her church twice a week. When she’s not here or in school, you can find her dreaming about her future canine companion or playing some basketball.

Stephanie MertaAdministrative Assistant

Stephanie is our future-chemist-turned-future-accountant on our administrative team! She’s currently pursuing her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting at MacEwan, but her initial start was in Science thinking that chemistry was what her future held. We’re happy to report that she’s much happier in accounting! She is readily involved in the community, volunteering with the youth group at her church twice a week. When she’s not here or in school, you can find her dreaming about her future canine companion or playing some basketball.

Administrative Assistant
Savanna SchulzAdministrative Assistant