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About Us

At Axtell Haller & Slachta, it starts with our two office locations and the easy access we provide to our clients. We are in a small retail center with parking within 100 feet of our front door. The coffee is always on and you will be greeted as soon as you walk through the front door. There is always a “buzz of noise” within our office with plenty of laughter and smiles. We think our location and convenience to our clients is more important than having a location in a conventional office building that caters to the professionals than to the needs of the client.

Axtell Haller & Slachta, LLC is located in Bloomington at 10510 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431 and in Lake Elmo at 11550 Stillwater Blvd #101 Lake Elmo, MN 55042.

Our Team

Rod Axtell


Before Axtell Haller & Slachta, Rod spent the last 40 years in accounting and professional services gaining experiences preparing him to be a trusted advisor with diverse knowledge. He has been a partner in four different CPA firms including Eide Bailly, a firm with 1,600 professionals. More

Linda Haller


Linda has a “can do” entrepreneurial background that includes building a very successful tax and accounting practice with her spouse, Bob Haller. She is committed to the community as evidenced by her many leadership and volunteer roles. Linda is one of the big reasons you will find Axtell Haller & Slachta a friendly office. More

Bob Haller

Principal Consultant

Bob has been actively involved building the Haller & Haller tax and accounting over the last 15-years and will continue as part of the new firm. His extensive background and experience, along with great sense of humor, make Bob a valued team member.More

Mary Hafstead

Mary is the main point of contact for our payroll clients. She leads this service area and also provides QuickBooks and accounting support for our clients.

Bethe Crossno

Beth is the first person you see when you come to visit us. She handles the front office part of our business.

Katie Dade

Katie is a CPA and responsible for tax preparation and planning, as well as, our trust tax and accounting expert.

Dan Kind

Dan is a CPA and works with our more complicated tax clients. He has been a partner in a regional CPA firm (Eide Bailly) and a large local firm. He has also developed his own accounting practice and has spent time in the private sector.

Dana Carlson

Dana is our Certified QuickBooks Specialist who brings experience from a variety of industries, including retail; she has been a Bloomington resident for over 15 years, is the proud Mom of Jefferson and Oak Grove students, and is an avid runner.

David Riley

David Riley is a Principal at the CPA firm Axtell Haller, LLC. Mr. Riley specializes in Financial Litigation Support, Intangible / Business Valuation, and Forensic / Fraud Investigations. Mr. Riley, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, CVA, CFE, CMA, CBA is a leading national forensic accounting expert who primarily serves the Minnesota and Midwest regions. Visit davidrileycpa.com for more information.

  • We are fortunate to have a great group of professionals to work with, that all have a focus on serving clients, and have skill sets to match. We are not interested in keeping the “status quo” and want to grow our firm. We believe that the market we serve is being “underserved” and this will create growth opportunities for us.