Horizon CPA is owned and operated by Shane Wagstaff out of Trochu, Alberta. Shane has a passion for small business and agriculture which lead him to open his own practice in the farming community of Trochu.
Shane was born and raised on a family farm near Elnora and attended Trochu Valley School for all of his primary education. Upon graduation, he went directly to the University of Alberta where he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major, Finance Minor) and graduated with Distinction.
From there, he began articling with Pennock Acheson Nielson Devany in Edmonton primarily working with large corporate clients. Shane also joined their personal tax and small business team to round out his experience before leaving the firm after a two year stead. He subsequently joined Roth Hrywkiw Fidek in Red Deer to focus on small to mid size business clients as well as farm and ranch clients. Shane also attended the firm's Trochu office part time to serve the client base in the area.
After completing his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2016, Shane continued to work in Red Deer late into 2017 at which point he chose to open Trochu's first full time accounting office.
Shane has continued to be actively involved in the family farm and has remained active with a number of agricultural organizations. He most notably sits on the Board of Directors for the FarmHouse Alumni Association and was also an active member throughout University.
In his spare time, Shane is an avid hockey player and loves to play the guitar. He and his girlfriend Megan are happy to finally call Trochu their home and be close to each of their families.