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Deb Nelson, Principal & CPA 651-455-4621 x102 BS in Accounting from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN

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.

Jodee Paape, CPA/PFS 651-455-4621 x103 BS in Business Administration/Accounting Specialization from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN

Jodee Paape 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 individual tax planning and preparation.

Lynne Bates, CPA 651-455-4621 x105 BS in Business Administration/Accounting Specialization from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN

Lynne is a tax accountant specializing in individual tax planning and preparation. She is also proficient in QuickBooks. Lynne worked for 14 years at Jodee Paape & Associations, LLC managing accounting and tax return preparation for small businesses, non-profits, and individuals. She was a partner in the firm during the last eight years. Prior to venturing into public accounting, Lynne served 20 plus years as an accounting professional in the banking industry.

Geoff Luckmann, CPA 651-455-4621 x104 BS in Accounting from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN

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, estate and trust tax, non-profit taxation, and IRS representation. When not helping clients, Geoff enjoys fishing and hunting and spending time with his family.

Mary Love

651-455-4621 x114

Firm Administrator


Tony Taylor

651-455-4621 x107

Lead Bookkeeper


Keith West

651-455-4621 x110

Tax Preparer


Julie Bishop

651-455-4621 x108



Connie Walker

651-455-4621 x112

Tax Preparer and Recruiter


Nanita Nordan

651-455-4621 x113

Bookkeeper and Gambling Specialist


Andrea Brown

651-455-4621 x109

Payroll Specialist and Bookkeeper


Linda Mason

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Jody Glowaski

651-455-4621 x100

Administrative Assistant


Syd Lee

651-455-4621 x101

Administrative Assistant