Our accounting and auditing professionals are talented and have a wealth of experience working with for-profit companies (public and privately held), non-profit organizations and governmental entities.

Our Expert Team For You

Our accounting and auditing professionals are talented and have a wealth of experience working with for-profit companies (public and privately held), non-profit organizations and governmental entities. Whether you need an audit, review, compilation or some type of assurance reporting, we can meet your requirements. The right auditing and accounting services, the right size company.


Hobe and Lucas is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), allowing us to deliver the broad range of services typically associated with larger firms, but with the value and personal touch of a small company.

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Our Experts in Auditing

Meet our talented team members who specialize in this field with a wealth of experience and knowledge, in for-profit, non-profit and govermental entities.


Jim oversees Hobe & Lucas’ accounting and audit practices. He also works in the accounting, tax and audit practices. In addition, he works with litigation support services, and performs due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.


In her 25 plus years at Hobe & Lucas, Lisa has developed many long-term client relationships. She specializes in auditing, attestation, compliance and accounting services; focusing on a number of industries including broker dealers, investment companies and other financial service companies, not-for-profits; medical and dental groups; and professional service firms. She also has significant experience working with employee benefit plans, and clients within the construction and manufacturing industries. Lisa is also in charge of recruiting and human resources functions at the firm.

Brian Davis, CPA

Since 1996, Brian has been serving a diverse mix of clients in several areas, such as manufacturers, construction companies and professional groups. Services include employee benefits, including ERISA Audits and retirement plan design and tax, attest and accounting services

Graham Blackburn, CPA

Graham joined Hobe & Lucas in January 2010. He has worked on a variety of projects and served clients in multiple industries.

Melissa Love, CPA

Melissa began her career with Hobe & Lucas in 2005.  She prides herself in providing quality tax preparation, accounting and consulting services to closely-held businesses and their owners. 

Aimee Mauro, CPA

She brings 10 years of accounting and auditing experience, with a focus on financial service companies, broker-dealers, construction contractors and employee benefit plans.

Ali Chiffon

She works with a broad range of clients providing audits, reviews, compilations, attest, and compliance work. Ali is also active on several professional committees within Hobe & Lucas.

Bailee Dawson

Bailee is a dedicated and ambitious paraprofessional who recently joined Hobe & Lucas in January 2023. She is simultaneously pursuing a degree in accounting at the University of Akron to expand her knowledge and skills in the field.

Ian MacEwen

Ian began his career in public accounting as an auditor for Plante Moran and BCG and Company. He transitioned to several industry roles as an assistant controller for several years. He returned to public accounting at Hobe & Lucas in 2023.

James Chase, CPA, MT

Jim has over 25 years of accounting knowledge and experience specializing in audits and tax services of small to medium sized businesses.

Jorge Suarez, CPA

Jorge handles accounting, tax and other services for clients of varying size and complexity, mostly in manufacturing, construction and retail. He has been in public accounting since 1996.

Kassie Armstrong

Works with a variety of clients in several areas including but not limited to construction, not-for-profits, and professional services. Provides a wide array of tax services to individuals, businesses, trusts, and tax exempt entities.

Maha Kaddah, CPA

Maha joined Hobe & Lucas in 2000. She provides professional services in the areas of accounting, financial statements, attest services, payroll compliance, and tax return preparation to a variety of closely held businesses.

Shana Nold, CPA

Shana is now experienced in auditing, attestation, and accounting in multiple industries, with a focus on companies in the financial services industry as well as employee benefit plan audits.

Thad Popchak

Thad has been working with an extensive range of clients since 1998, providing tax, attest and accounting services.

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4807 Rockside Rd Suite 510

Independence, OH 44131