Ellen Decker

Senior Manager, Tax Director
Wichita, KS

How I help . . .

I love solving problems and helping people. I became a CPA so I could do just that. Being an accountant affords me the opportunity to use my gifts to help others.

Every one of my clients relies on me to be their ally, to guide them through uncertainty, to pull them through challenging situations and to help them grow.

“I am a tax strategist, a problem solver and an untiring advocate who loves helping my clients, my employees and my community grow and thrive.”

Q&A with Ellen

What does above + beyond mean to you?
It means being more, doing more, and holding myself to a higher standard.
What are your some of your favorite things?
My family is my #1 favorite thing. We love going camping together – it’s our annual escape. I enjoy a good cup of coffee at any time of the day, and sitting down for a good meal with family and friends. Marchello’s is one of my favorite local spots as their food is amazing and it brings me down to South Wichita where I grew up. I enjoy a variety of music, but the artists I listen to the most are Frank Sinatra, Judah and the Lion, and Hozier. I’m an avid reader and I love delving into a good fiction book.
What are you most proud of and why?
I am proud of who I have become and what I have accomplished. I continuously strive to be better in all things, but I have no regrets.
What do you enjoy most about your work at Adams Brown?
The people that I work with are amazing, compassionate, talented, and the list goes on. They are incredible.
What is your family like and what are some things you like to do together?
My family is the best part of my life. I met my husband in high school and we have two children together: Creighton (9) and Audrina (7). We also have two adorable dogs. We love spending time together exploring what Wichita has to offer, playing board games, watching movies, and traveling whenever we can.

Life Outside the Office

Hobbies & Interests

  • Exploring Wichita
  • Traveling
  • Spending time with my family
  • My days are usually chaos, so anytime I can slow down with a huge cup of coffee and watch some TV by the fireplace, I am thrilled!

Frequented Websites

  • Facebook
  • YouTube

Little Known Facts

  • I am skilled at Super Nintendo.
  • Social gatherings outside of my family make me anxious and uncomfortable.
  • I would eat breakfast for dinner literally every night if I could.

My Professional History


  • Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • W – A Community of Young Professionals


  • Wichita State University
    • Bachelor of Science, Business
    • Master of Accountancy

Work Highlights

  • Job prior to joining Adams Brown: Tax Manager at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.
  • Year joined Adams Brown: 2021
  • Year entered accounting: 2010


  • CPA

Honors & Awards

  • W Volunteer of the Year (2015)