Karen Knowlton, CPA, CA


Karen Knowlton, CPA, CA - Partner

Karen brings passion to everything she does. Whether it’s her passion for the mountains, or her passion for being a trusted advisor to her clients, she is 100% committed all the time. Her approach to both climbing mountains and advising private business owners is leading with humility and earning the right to be vulnerable. (There have been tears shed on the side of mountains!)

The long-lasting professional relationships developed with her clients are built on a foundation of earned trust. Collaboration is key to ensuring her clients are crushing their goals, both in their business and for themselves personally. She works with private company entrepreneurs and family-run businesses in a wide variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, energy, and professional services.

Karen earned her Chartered Accountant designation in 2006 at a national accounting firm in Calgary. She has been advising clients with Stawowski McGill since 2011. Karen is an active member of the Women President’s Organization Calgary Chapter.

This Saskatchewan farm girl has gone from living life on the Prairies to climbing every mountain in the Alberta Rockies. She gets joy out of introducing others to mountain activities that might not otherwise get the chance. She has taken climbing mountains to the next elevation by initiating a mountain climb fundraiser in support of a local charity benefitting under privileged children in Calgary. Giving back to the community is an opportunity she feels no one should miss out on.