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
Partner, Bookkeeping Manager
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
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
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.
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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)
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