Lori L Strawbridge, CPA

With over 20 years of service to Saint Louis small businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations, Lori is dedicated to assisting clients with their accounting and tax needs in the ways that work best for them. Lori earned Bachelors and Masters of Accounting degrees from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, and has been a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2007.

In addition to her professional work, Lori values an impactful role in the non-profit community. Starting in 2003 when she joined the board of directors of Saint Louis Earth Day, an organization that transformed the City’s sustainability landscape, Lori has committed to contributing to the betterment of her community. She also currently serves on the board of The Noble Neighbor, a non-profit focused on bringing authors and books to under-served schools in the St Louis area. Previously, Lori was a long standing board member of the Judevine Center for Autism, where she chaired the Fundraising Committee for 5 years.

When she isn’t working, Lori enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling with her partner and their collective offspring.

Ian J Aebel, PhD
Staff Accountant

A broadly trained historian from the University of New Hampshire, Ian Aebel has been serving the clients and staff of Lori L Strawbridge CPA since 2016. Having researched and taught at a variety of institutions in Britain, New England, Texas, Virginia, and throughout the Saint Louis region, he values careful study, commitment to detail, and consistent analysis.

A student of historiography (the history of history!), Ian continues to work towards the completion of his first book, a study of how the British wrote the history of the New World between 1500 and 1800. In addition to his work at Lori L Strawbridge CPA, Ian currently teaches history and geography courses to Saint Louis area students.

Nick Bujnak
Staff Accountant

Nick is the newest addition to the team and is excited to join the Lori L Strawbridge, CPA team of accountants. Nick received his Bachelors in Interpersonal Communication from Missouri State University. Nick is eager to use his communication and organizational skills in a new setting, while acquiring new skills and expanding his knowledge.  

In his free time, Nick is a video game fanatic and loves to collect vinyl records with his girlfriend. His current favorite record in his collection is the jazz-funk album “Head Hunters” by Herbie Hancock, which he enjoys listening to while he works!

Nicole R Madden
Office Manager

Nicole has a long history supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs. In addition to sporting a work
history featuring almost exclusively independent employers, she heads up two of her own companies – 6th Dimension Entertainment and Cats in The Attic Jewelry.
While Lori L Strawbridge CPA is her first time working in an administrative setting, Nicole’s Media Communications degree and organized multi-tasking abilities make her a perfect fit for the office. She’s looking forward to gaining new skills that can be utilized in and out of the work place.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time at home with her boyfriend and their six animals, volunteering with the cats & dogs at CARE STL adoption center, and learning about a wide array of
subjects via podcasts.


Humphrey joined our team in 2022. Prior to launching his career as accounting office support, Humphrey spent his time surrounded by his friend the snake, three cats, and a dog. While he misses his animal friends, he is excited to be a part of a terrific team and enjoys welcoming clients to the office! In his free time, he enjoys chomping mealworms, giving people the side-eye and dreaming about crickets.