White Sands Tax Solutions
Welcome to a firm of the future!
We embrace technology and contactless service while focusing on being personable and available for all your tax needs. We are invested in creating a positive relationship with our clients and providing exceptional service in a modern business environment.
Our goal is to provide proactive tax solutions for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Shauntelle Hoffman, CPA
Shauntelle Hoffman is not your typical accountant. Her passion for helping her clients shines through in every interaction. With nearly 15 years of experience in the industry, she has spent considerable time in the world of private industry, non-profits and as a tax professional in public practice. Growing up in Canada and immigrating to the US (twice!), she has a uniquely personal perspective for navigating international tax.
In her younger years, Shauntelle was an accomplished equestrian. As a young adult living on the edge of Yellowstone National Park, she embraced the opportunity to hike, kayak, cross-country ski, snowboard and canyoneer throughout Utah. She now lives in beautiful Sarasota County with her husband and daughter, exploring the local parks and unprecedented beaches.
Todd VanBuskirk, EA
Todd obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Siena Heights College in Adrian, Michigan in 1993. He became an Enrolled Agent in 2008, while working as a federal tax software developer in Sarasota. Todd owned Accucount, LLC Tax and Bookkeeping Services for 9 years prior to merging with Hoffman International CPA, PLLC to form White Sands Tax Solutions, LLC.
Todd is originally from Carleton, Michigan. He met his wife, Angela (a Venice native), while working at a summer camp in Vermont. They have two children, Evan and Mya. When not working, Todd enjoys being with his family, spending time outdoors and playing sports.
Wayne Smith, CPA
Wayne attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and graduated from the University of Maine with distinction. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Science in Taxation from the Washington School of Law. Wayne is a Certified Public Accountant, an honorary member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs. He has previously qualified as a Peer Reviewer under the AICPA Practice Monitoring Program for firms without SEC clients. He also served as a director of several non-profit boards and was a member of the Executive Committee of New England Peer Review. Wayne has had more than 40 years of experience in the practice of public accounting, including work with an international accounting firm.
When not in Venice, Wayne and his wife Michele spend time at their home in Maine with their horse and two coon cats. He enjoys horseback riding, skiing, and sailboat racing.
Zach Ostman, CPA
Zach grew up on a farm in Southwest Minnesota where he enjoyed being outdoors and playing sports. He has a Master’s degree in Accounting from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Upon graduation, he moved to Florida to escape the brutal Minnesota winters and enjoy the year-round sun. However, he missed his family and friends, making the decision to return to Minnesota in 2021.
Zach has experience in pass-through, corporate, foreign, and individual taxation
Judy has always had an interest in the finance world. She has over 30 years of experience in financial and administrative services. Most of those years were spent with banking institutions in Milwaukee. Judy started as a teller and worked her way up to being an assistant to the chief treasurer. Moving to Venice in 2004, Judy worked as a Sarasota County Clerk and then at Edward Jones before focusing on her bookkeeping career. She received her Bookkeeping Certification at SCTI in 2009. Judy has been working as a bookkeeper with this firm collectively since 2010.
Judy was born and raised in Wisconsin. She enjoys running, and spending time with her husband and their cats.
Client Relations Specialist
Laney has an Associate’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. She practiced as a Pediatric O.T. and special education teacher for thirteen years before pursuing new ventures. Laney has worked in progressive administrative positions within local legal and accounting firms for the last five years. She loves working with people and assisting with client-based solutions.
Laney is a third generation Florida native. She enjoys traveling, cooking, crafting and spending time with her extensive family.
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