OUR ACCOUNTANTS ARE ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN TAXES.

BUSINESS ACCOUNTING WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH.

Badger Sumrall & Co. provides traditional accounting services in a non-traditional environment. In other words, we’ve ditched the tie and jacket in favor of approachability—and a commitment to developing real relationships with our clients.

We’re a staff of happy, responsive professionals with over 100 years of combined experience applying fresh strategies to each client project. If you run a business, we can manage all the financial stuff, leaving you more time to focus on your passion. If you’re planning for retirement, we work with you to design a plan with customized solutions and ongoing counsel.

You have needs, goals and an identity to maintain—let us help you live in the now and plan for an even more successful future.

meet the team

SHAWN SUMRALL, PRINCIPAL & CO-FOUNDER

Shawn, a co-founder of Badger, Sumrall & Co., joined the firm 2004 when combining his independent practice with current partner Richard Badger. Shawn’s career began as a staff accountant for a local church and he has carried his passion for non-profit accounting and ministry to his own practice…

DICK BADGER, PRINCIPAL & CO-FOUNDER

Dick Badger is a co-founder of Badger, Sumrall & Co., which was formed in 2004 when he teamed up with Shawn Sumrall. Dick specializes in individual, business, estate and trust taxation as well as small business management consulting. He was educated at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and…

MARK GRIPENTROG, INCOME TAX MANAGER

Mark Gripentrog is the individual income tax manager for Badger, Sumrall & Co. Mark supervises the preparation of individual, estate, gift and trust tax returns. He also supervises responses to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) correspondence, interfaces with IRS auditors and supervises the preparation…

GUNNAR HEMPEL, CPA

Gunnar Hempel joined Badger, Sumrall & Co. in 2010 and has more than 15 years of professional experience as a CPA. Gunnar oversees assurance engagements and has expertise in tax preparation and strategic tax planning for individuals, closely-held businesses and non-profit organizations…

VANESSA KANE, STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Vanessa Kane is a staff accountant at Badger, Sumrall & Co. Vanessa is responsible for bookkeeping, and both individual and business tax return preparation. She also prepares quarterly payroll tax returns and has had some auditing experience…

SAMUEL POTTER, CPA

Samuel Potter is a staff accountant at Badger-Sumrall & Co. He prepares both individual and business tax returns for clients and has extensive bookkeeping experience. Samuel completed his BSBA in Accounting in June 2013 at Thomas Edison State College and joined the firm in August 2014…

CONNIE SWEENEY, BOOKKEEPING

Connie has over 32 years of business experience working for various government subcontractors and independent businesses in a variety of administrative rolls. A Badger, Sumrall & Co. employee since 2008, her role has evolved to include managing payroll…

CHRISTINE BADGER

Christine Badger is part of the original merger of the Badger & Sumrall firms. In her position as Accountant she works primarily with small businesses & not-for-profit organizations, focusing on internal accounting system set-up, local and state compliance reporting and payroll processing…

BONNIE FERRIS, ADMIN AND MARKETING

Bonnie’s education background in art & design fused with over 20 years of small business experience has given her a strong knowledge of business relations and marketing…

PATTI HEMPEL, CLIENT SERVICES

Patti Hempel joined Badger, Sumrall & Co. in 2010 following more than 25 years in the hospitality and customer service industry…

Kevin Underwood, CPA, Principal

Kevin specializes in individual and business taxation as well as Fortune 500 consulting engagements. He is a graduate of James Madison University earning Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Computer Information Systems.