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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

Partner

941-484-0968

shoffman@whitesandstax.com

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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

Partner, Bookkeeping Manager

941-484-0968

tvanbuskirk@whitesandstax.com

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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.

Zach Ostman, CPA

U.S. & International Tax Manager

941-484-0968

zostman@whitesandstax.com

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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

Christina Johnson, CPA

Tax Manager

941-484-0968

cjohnson@whitesandstax.com

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Christina graduated from Davenport University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Majoring in Accounting in 1994 and earned her CPA certification in 2003. Christina began her accounting career in public accounting then transitioned to the private sector where she worked for Sysco Food Services in Grand Rapids, MI, and Houston TX. In 2014 her and her husband moved back to MI to help manage and operate their self-storage facility. After her husband’s retirement they knew it was time to get out of the snow and move to the sunshine state.

Outside of work, Christina and her husband enjoy traveling, being on or near the water, or just out enjoying nature. Christina also has a passion for spoiling her nieces and nephews and fostering animals (cats, kittens, dogs, puppies)

Leah Galarza, MSA, EA

Staff Accountant

941-484-0968

lgalarza@whitesandstax.com

Leah Galarza is a seasoned Enrolled Agent with 8 years of tax preparation experience. Her professional journey began in the banking sector, where she honed her financial acumen for about a decade. Fueled by a passion for numbers and a desire for a more impactful role, Leah transitioned to accounting. She graduated with distinction from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2017 with her master’s degree in accounting. Specializing in both business and individual tax returns, Leah now finds joy in demystifying the complexities of taxes for her clients. Her commitment to excellence and dedication to understand and optimize financial obligations make her a valued team member.

Leah enjoys living in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. When she’s not at the Riverwalk, or enjoying the Botanical Gardens, you can usually find her gardening or enjoying the many local parks and museums with her daughter and husband.

Bryce Gerber

Tax Accountant

941-484-0968

bgerber@whitesandstax.com

Bryce is currently a junior enrolled at Webber International University where she is obtaining her degree in Accounting. At Webber she is a part of the honors program and future business leaders of America (FBLA). She is also the captain for the women’s lacrosse team. Before Bryce came to Florida, she lived in Maryland where she interned/worked for a big corporate accounting firm her senior year of high school.

Outside of school and accounting, Bryce loves to watch football and play sports. She also loves the beach and the water.

Josh Carr

Tax Accountant

941-484-0968

jcarr@whitesandstax.com

Josh, a focused student at Webber International University, is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. A dedicated member of the university’s baseball team, he not only brings athleticism to the field but also showcases teamwork and a strong work ethic. Concurrently, Josh actively participates in the honors society and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), underlining his commitment to academic excellence and leadership development.

Hailing from Winter Haven, Josh embraces outdoor activities, revels in playing and watching sports, and harbors a deep passion for travel. This diverse set of interests complements his well-rounded personality, reflecting a student who not only excels academically and athletically but also seeks to explore new horizons. Post-graduation, Josh aims to leverage his academic achievements and leadership experiences as he pursues a CPA certification, poised for success in the dynamic field of accounting.

Lindsay Whittington

Administrative Assistant

941-484-0968

reception@whitesandstax.com

Lindsay is a Maryland native with over two decades of diverse experience working with her family’s business. Fueled by a long-standing dream, she recently made the move to Florida with her husband and three children. Thrilled to contribute her skills, she is now a valued member of the White Sands Tax Solutions team. Outside of work, she finds joy in spending time with her family, exploring new places and relishing in the beauty of sunset views.

Miranda Beimert

Data Entry Clerk

941-484-0968

mbeimert@whitesandstax.com

Introducing Miranda, a vibrant individual whose life is a captivating journey filled with exploration, adventure, and a love for the outdoors. Miranda has carved out a unique path shaped by a passion for travel, hiking, and the simple joy of walking her two dogs, Myles and Rossi.
Adding a touch of adrenaline to her pursuits, Miranda is an avid hockey player. Whether it’s gliding across the ice with finesse or engaging in friendly competition, the hockey rink is a place where Miranda channels her energy and passion for the sport. The camaraderie and teamwork inherent in hockey mirror Miranda’s approach to life, where collaboration and shared experiences hold great significance.
As Miranda continues to navigate the ever-unfolding chapters of her life, the thread that ties her diverse interests together is a genuine enthusiasm for living fully and embracing the beauty of the world, both near and far. With each step, Miranda remains an embodiment of the spirit of exploration, finding joy in the simplicity of a walk, the thrill of a game, and the wonders discovered along the way.

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333 Tamiami Trail South, Suite 257
Venice, FL 34285

(941) 484-0968

reception@whitesandstax.com

Shauntelle Hoffman

Todd VanBuskirk
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