Our Team

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 Bachelor’s and Master’s 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 is committed to being an active part of the non-profit community. Starting in 2003, when she joined the board of directors of Saint Louis Earth Day, Lori has committed to contributing to the betterment of our community. She currently serves on the board of The Noble Neighbor, a non-profit focused on bringing authors and books to students in 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. Fun Facts: Lori loves mountains and hates avocados.

Ian J Aebel, PhD

Senior Accountant

A broadly trained historian from the University of New Hampshire and now a full-time accountant, Enrolled Agent, and notary, Ian has been serving the clients and staff of Lori L Strawbridge CPA since 2016. Having spent more than 20 years in higher education, he values careful study, attention to detail, commitment to clients, and consistent analysis.

A student of historiography (the history of history!), Ian continues to think about starting 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 geography courses at UMSL. When not working, Ian enjoys reading books very slowly, watching movies 20 minutes at a time, hiking in the desert and mountains, workouts (after they are finished), cacti, ice cream, and Topo Chico.

Nicole R Madden

Office Manager

Nicole’s long history of supporting small businesses and working exclusively for independent employers made the transition into the administrative world at LLS CPA an easy one. Since 2022, she has felt right at home in the office thanks to her understanding of the enterprising spirit with a little extra help from her Media Communications degree and organized multi-tasking abilities.

In addition to working in the office, Nicole runs several side gigs as a house cleaner, an event planner at 6th Dimension Entertainment and a maker of wearables at Cats in the Attic Jewelry. She also enjoys volunteering with various charity organizations. When there isn’t a job to be done, she is likely engaging in a random, fun activity somewhere in STL.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time at home with her boyfriend and their six animals, going to the movies, and learning about a wide array of subjects via podcasts and audiobooks.

Jill Allen

Administrative Assistant

Jill is thrilled to join the Office Support Team at Lori Strawbridge CPA. She brings a myriad of skills to the office after having worked in a variety of roles in Education Administration. Having worked at The Ethical Society Nursery School for 15 years, Jill also understands the value of healthy snacks, especially during tax season!

When not in the office, Jill can be found working author events for The Novel Neighbor, checking out new restaurants in STL or traveling.


Office Team Support

Humphrey joined our team in 2022 bringing extensive experience as a Bearded Dragon. 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.

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