Carol A. Angerer, CPA, CGMA

Carol Angerer joined the firm in 2006 and became a CPA in 2009. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. Carol has also obtained the CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) designation from the AICPA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with dual majors in Accounting and Financial Services from Columbia College. Carol’s public accounting experience focuses in the area of business and individual taxation, as well as financial statement preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll. Before joining the firm, Carol worked with her parents in their family business, Timothy J. Barnhart, DDS, PC, in Westphalia, MO.

Carol is originally from Vienna, MO and currently resides in the Brazito area of rural Cole County with her husband, Craig, and their two children, Luke and Jacob. Carol is active in the community and has served on numerous church boards and is the past Treasurer for the Board of Directors of the HALO Foundation. Carol and her family are members of Trinity Lutheran Church and her boys are students at Calvary Lutheran High School and Trinity Lutheran School. Carol is an avid reader and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

Lisa Cook Payroll Specialist

Lisa Cook joined the firm in July 2017. She is a graduate of New Bloomfield High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration from Lincoln University. Lisa obtained her Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) in October of 2008 and brings many years of payroll experience to the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Lisa worked for JCMG as a Payroll Practitioner. Lisa oversees the payroll processing for our clients and maintains her FPC certification to ensure we are current with the ever changing payroll laws and regulations.

Lisa is a resident of Jefferson City, along with her husband, Jeff, and their two children, Quentin and Cassandra. Jeff has been employed with Scholastic, Inc. for more than twenty years. Lisa is the PTO treasurer for Lawson Elementary in Jefferson City as well as a Girl Scout Troop leader. In her spare time Lisa enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Karen Meyer Senior Staff Accountant

Karen Meyer joined the firm in November 2021. She is a graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration. She worked for a construction company for over 32 years providing payroll and accounting services. She grew up on a farm in Meta with three siblings. Karen and her husband, Dennis, live on her husband’s family farm in Koeltztown raising beef cattle and laying hens for egg production. They have two children, Nathan and Brittany. Nathan works at Mid America Truss and lives on the family farm with his wife, Stephanie. They had their first child in March 2022 and Karen was excited to take on the new role and title of “Grandma”. Brittany works at Samco Business Products as a commercial interior designer and lives in Wardsville.


Emily Veasman Staff Accountant

Emily Veasman joined the firm in September 2020. She grew up and currently resides in Brinktown, MO and graduated from Maries R-1 High School in Vienna. She attended Lincoln University and graduated in July 2022 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Emily is currently working towards her Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting.

Prior to her role with the firm, Emily worked as a teller at the Maries County Bank in Vienna and St. James. In her spare time, Emily enjoys cooking, kayaking, and being on the farm with her boyfriend and their two blue heelers, Roxie and Bella.


Gina Edwards Staff Accountant

Gina Edwards joined the firm in November 2021. She attended Saint Louis University (SLU) where she graduated Cum Laude in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She also attended Columbia College. During her time at SLU, she had two internships focused on individual taxation. Prior to joining Abbott & Angerer she worked at another local firm where her focus was on payroll and accounts payable work.

Gina was born and currently resides in Jefferson City where she graduated from Helias High School. In her spare time, Gina enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and his daughter, her family, and playing with her dog, Ronnie.


Drew Angerer Staff Accountant

Drew Angerer joined the firm in September 2022. He grew up in Westphalia, MO and currently resides in Saint Elizabeth, MO. He graduated from Lincoln University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. Drew is currently working towards an accounting degree from Columbia College to be eligible to take the CPA exam.

Prior to his role with the firm, Drew worked as a Quality Assurance Specialist at Central Bank in Jefferson City. In his spare time, Drew enjoys spending time outdoors hunting and fishing with his fiancé and playing with their dog, Heidi.


Mia Roark Staff Accountant

Mia Roark joined the firm in January 2022. She grew up in Jefferson City and graduated from homeschooling in 2020. She is currently attending Lincoln University working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, with plans to seek her Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting.

Prior to her role at Abbott and Angerer, Mia worked at Carrie’s Hallmark shop for 5 years. In her spare time, Mia enjoys reading, baking, attending live music concerts, and spending time with her family, especially her nephew and 2 nieces.


Karen Koetting Office Manager

Karen Koetting joined Abbott & Angerer in September of 2020. She graduated from Blair Oaks High School. She grew up in Wardsville on a farm with nine siblings. She values the life lessons her parents and older siblings have taught her, especially the importance of hard work and treating your neighbor with kindness. She spent thirty years working many different jobs in a medical clinic. Once the physician she was working for retired, she was excited to try something new.

She loves to meet and greet clients and make sure they feel welcome and satisfied with the services they receive. Karen and her husband Doug live in Henley, MO where they own a farm with crops and cattle. Her husband is a mechanic and, in general, a jack of all trades. They have two grown children: Alee and Adam, who are both graduated from college and are establishing their careers. In their spare time, they love to hang out on their farm, in the “shed”, with family and friends and just visit and play games and cards, mostly pitch and volleyball. Weather permitting, most weekends in the summer, you will find them on the Osage River.