Our Firm


Wagler Badenhop, an accounting and business consulting firm, has been providing clients the small firm approach with the resources and business acumen of larger regional and national firms.


With offices in Bellefontaine, Richwood and Upper Sandusky, and a team of professionals with deep understanding and knowledge, Wagler Badenhop, is positioned to help clients of all sizes and industries across Ohio and Indiana.


Our firm is driven on the value of “more”. Wagler Badenhop strives to provide our clients with a wide array of value added services that are often not available to the communities situated outside of large city centers.

Our Team

Eli Wagler

Co-Founder & Managing Principal

Eli A Wagler is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Global Management Accountant, and Principal Shareholder of the firm. Eli has a deep tax background serving in both public accounting and industry over the past decade, making him a key asset to our team.

Jacob Badenhop

Co-Founder & Principal

Jacob R Badenhop is an Enrolled Agent and Principal Shareholder of the firm. Jacob has an extensive tax background and consulting background serving both in public and industry leadership roles. As an agricultural and small business expert, Jacob is poised to help your business grow.

Kelsey Gibson

Senior Accountant

Kelsey has many years of experience in the Small Business and Transportation Industry, working with clients in the areas of Accounting, Taxation and Financial Analysis. Kelsey works directly with our clients to help build a strong financial picture while minimizing tax exposure. Kelsey is based in our Bellefontaine and Upper Sandusky Offices.

Christie Snider

Senior Accountant

Christie is a Certified Public Accountant with 25 years accounting experience in various industries including Retail, Restaurant and Banking. Christie specializes in tax compliance and resolution. Christie is based in our Richwood and Marysville offices.

Carrie Weaver

Accounting Assistant and Administrator

Carrie provides deep knowledge of the Transportation, Retail and Small Business to the accounting and small business team at WB. She works closely with clients leadership team to provide support for back office accounting and controller services provided by the firm. Carrie is based out of the Upper Sandusky Office.

Hannah Kiene

Marketing Coordinator

Hannah has several years experience in small business marketing and office administration. Based in our Upper Sandusky office, she helps out with the daily needs of the office and staff as well as managing our social media platforms and various marketing projects.

Katrina Hetzer

Administrative Assistive

Kartina is the office assistant to our Bellefontaine location, with years of client support and customer relations Katrina is sure to make your visit to the office pleasant and enjoyable.