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Our Staff

Our Team

Deb Nelson, Principal & CPA

dnelson@nelsoncpasmn.com 651-455-4621 x102 BS in Accounting from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN
CPA

Deb is the principal owner of Nelson CPAs, LLC. She has 17 years of public accounting experience and specializes in Business Advisory Services, business tax, accounting, and payroll. Prior to becoming the principal owner of Nelson CPAs, LLC, Deb began her public accounting career at two mid-sized firms before going to work for Jodee Paape & Associates, LLC in 2009. In 2015 Deb became a partner at JPA. Deb enjoys getting to know her clients and seeks to build long-term professional relationships. When she isn't working, Deb enjoys running and biking.

Geoff Luckmann, CPA

gluckmann@nelsoncpasmn.com 651-455-4621 x104 BS in Accounting from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN
CPA

Geoff is the Tax Manager for individual tax returns. He has been preparing returns and advising clients since 2006 and has worked in small to mid-sized accounting firms. He has learned to explain complex situations in everyday language. While experienced in nearly all forms of accounting and taxation, his specialties include individual taxes, non-profit taxation, and IRS representation. When not helping clients, Geoff enjoys fishing and hunting and spending time with his family.

David Lindgren

dlindgren@nelsoncpasmn.com 651-455-4621 x117 CPA

David Lindgren is the Tax Manager for individual and business tax returns. He has been preparing returns and advising clients since 2006 and has worked in small to mid-sized accounting firms. While experienced in nearly all forms of accounting and taxation, his specialties include individual and business taxes, as well as IRS representation. When not helping clients, David enjoys spending time outdoors.

Jodee Paape, CPA/PFS

jpaape@nelsoncpasmn.com 651-455-4621 x103 BS in Business Administration/Accounting Specialization from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN
CPA/PFS

Jodee Paape is now an independent contractor for Nelson CPAs, LLC. She has 30 plus years of experience assisting individuals and families plan for and fulfill their tax obligations. In 2018 she stepped down as former owner / partner of the predecessor firm, Jodee Paape & Associates, LLC in order to focus on her first love -- working directly with clients. Jodee specializes in estate, trust, and gift tax planning and preparation as well as financial and tax planning for individuals and families.

Laurel Mathieson

lmathieson@nelsoncpasmn.com CPA

Laurel Mathieson is an independent contractor for Nelson CPAs, LLC. She was the owner of a CPA firm in St Paul, MN for several years, where she specialized in small to mid-sized businesses and high net worth individuals. Laurel gave up on the cold and moved to Florida in 2015, where she continues to specialize in accounting and tax for entrepreneurs and complex individual tax returns. Laurel enjoys discovering the beauty in our world through hiking, photography, and gardening.

Cory Nelson

651-455-4621 x110

Director

 

Mary Love

651-455-4621 x114

Firm Administrator

 

Tony Taylor

651-455-4621 x107

Bookkeeper

 

Brian Blackard

651-455-4621

Tax Preparer

 

Julie Bishop

651-455-4621 x108

Bookkeeper

 

Connie Walker

651-455-4621 x112

Tax Preparer and Recruiter

 

Caroline Willis

651-455-4621 x116

Staff Accountant

 

Syd Lee

651-455-4621 x101

Administrative Assistant

 

Lynne Bates

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Administrative Assistant

 

Nanita Nordan

651-455-4621 x113

Accountant and Gambling Specialist