“Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.”

Carl Bard

“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.”

Robert Half

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary”

Vidal Sassoon

“If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.”

Anonymous

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. ”

Ayn Rand

“Fools learn what they must. Wise people learn when they can.”

Duke of Wellington

“It's better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

Henry Ford

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

Albert Einstein

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ”

Jimmy Dean

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! ”

Audrey Hepburn

Our goal is to under-promise and over-deliver

Our Team

Shelly Shaw, CA, Owner

Shelly Shaw, CA

Owner
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Shelly has grown up in Lethbridge, Alberta. After graduating from the University of Lethbridge in 2002 with a Bachelor of Management degree, she started her career with Meyers Norris Penny during tax season of 2003. Shelly stayed at MNP until December 2009 when she left to join VLS. In October 2015, Shelly founded Shaw & Associates Chartered Accountants*.
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Mark Artibise, CA, Manager

Mark Artibise, CA

Manager
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Mark was born and raised in Grande Prairie and attended the U of L to gain his Bachelor of Management degree in 2011. He then moved back to Grande Prairie for his articling student position at a locally owned firm.
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Jenny Secrist, Accounting Technician

Jenny Secrist

Accounting Technician
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Jenny was born and raised in Turin, AB. After graduating high school in Picture Butte, she started working full time at her family’s business.
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Cathy Gettman, Office Manager

Cathy Gettman

Office Manager
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Cathy was born and raised in Lethbridge, and graduated from Winston Churchill High School. She is married to Randy, and now calls Coaldale home. Their daughter Mairin will be graduating from the University of Lethbridge in 2017.
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Ryan Vanderploeg, Accounting Technician

Ryan Vanderploeg

Accounting Technician
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Ryan grew up on a farm in the Vulcan area. After graduating high school, he worked for a year in Canmore before deciding to study accounting at Lethbridge College. Ryan later transferred to the University of Lethbridge to complete his degree.
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Barb Johnson, Accounting Technician

Barb Johnson

Accounting Technician
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Barb Johnson was born and raised in Calgary where she was involved in multiple successful family businesses. She has a diverse background having studied Interior Architecture at the University of Oregon and worked as an interior designer and artist.
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Chase, Office Greeter

Chase

Office Greeter
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