We Believe That

You are a small business owner in oil & gas, construction, real estate or healthcare professional industries.

You have the right to optimize tax write-offs so that you’re not overpaying the government.

You’d like to take pictures of receipts and have 24/7 access to your accounting records.

You have under ten employees and want to improve your cash flow.

You deserve a responsive team that cares about you.

You don’t like paper and want an easier solution.

Let us help simplify your accounting!

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver an awesome accounting experience through the use of technology, mixed with human interactions.

Our Focus

Working with us means a focus on the most important things.


We have families and we put them first. We want to help you get to that place, also.


If we need to give you hard news, we’ll do it. We are honest with you and value your honesty.


We are generous with our time and want you to call whenever you need a sounding board.

Meet the Team

We are a well versed family of experts ready to take on all your accounting challenges.

Shawn Gander, CPA, CMA

Founder / CEO

Born and raised in Alberta, Shawn has over 10 years of business & accounting experience, including working for publicly traded companies and a national accounting firm. He loves to help small business owners reduce their accounting headaches so that they can focus on what’s important to them. Shawn has two beautiful daughters and enjoys dirt biking, working out, archery and snowboarding.

Tayler Rodacker (Garberg), CPA


Born and raised in the Peace Region, Tayler received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from MacEwan University and spent the first five years of her accounting career working in Grande Prairie for Fletcher Mudryk LLP. Tayler enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball and camping during the summer months.

Melissa Gallant, CPA, CA

Tax Manager

Born and raised in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Melissa has worked in public accounting since 2005 and received her CPA, CA designation in 2012. Melissa also completed CPA Canada's In Depth Tax Specialist program in 2017. She spends a lot of her free time in nature. She loves travelling, running and every animal that she meets.

Kelsey Lesowski

Accounting Technician

Born and raised in B.C, Kelsey has been in Grande Prairie since 2013. She adjusted by living in a blanket, often with a warm beverage in hand. Kelsey has over sixteen years of administrative and bookkeeping experience in several industries, with a strong focus on oilfield, trucking and construction. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, writing, art and design.

Jayde Penner

Accounting Technician

Born and raised in Northern Alberta (La Crete), Jayde has been in Grande Prairie since 2014. Jayde is working towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has several years of bookkeeping experience across a range of industries. He enjoys several hobbies including camping, fishing and hockey. When work gets too stressful, he gets together with his band as a rhythm guitarist!

Haley Hunt

Accounting Technician

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Haley has been in Grande Prairie since 2013. She has a diploma in Business Administration with a focus on Financial Services. Haley’s favourite places are the beach, the mountains and at home with her family.

Alicja Boron

Accounting Technician

Born and raised in Krakow, Poland, Alicja moved to Canada in 2016 and fell in love with the Rocky Mountains. She has a Business Administration Diploma majoring in accounting and is continuing her education at NWP working towards a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Alicja enjoys travelling, going to the gym, and spending time with her family.

Hayley Lane, QAFP, PFP

Office Rockstar

Hayley has 13 years of banking experience which includes 4 years in management and 2 years as a financial planner. This experience is complimentary to her client facing role as our office rockstar.



Interesting in joining our team? Reach out at info@simplifyaccounting.ca.