TSH Wealth Management Group



Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.

John D Snodgrass

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”  - New York in 2018.

Our Group

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our group is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Gary B Ehrlich

Gary B Ehrlich

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #589394

Deborah Pugatch

Deborah Pugatch

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Merrill Lynch

Brenda Dolan

Brenda Dolan

Trust Specialist

Merrill Lynch

Where do we begin? It starts with you.

At Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, your financial advisor focuses on the things you care about most- family, goals and priorities - even as they change over the years.

Understanding Your Life


Our mission is to understand your priorities and to help you fulfill your life's most important goals.  Our relationship begins with a discussion about what you want to achieve, and how we can help you.  It is a privilege when we are given the opportunity to work with families towards reaching those goals.  We invite you to call us.

Our Philosophy

Wealth creates complexity, which is best addressed by having a plan. A wealth management plan is your roadmap.  It helps you manage your life wisely so that you can pursue your goals and dreams.  It can help ensure that you make well thought out decisions – decisions that will affect you and your family through generations.

We develop an understanding of your life, align your financial strategy with your goals, and work with you to help you pursue what’s most important to you.  This disciplined process is where effective wealth management starts.

The values we share as a team are closely aligned with those of the clients we serve. We build relationships based on trust and mutual respect.  On this foundation we help you navigate your financial life. 

Our Process

We look to help preserve the wealth you have created by constructing a customized wealth management plan, and to help you faithfully execute and update the plan throughout your lifetime.

Our focus on planning allows us to add value in three primary ways:  Wealth Management, access to Portfolio Construction Services, and Advice and Guidance.

FIRST WE WORK TO PRESERVE YOUR WEALTH - our team is distinguished by integrated Wealth Management, which puts us in partnership with clients as we work with them to understand their investment goals.  Our years of experience working through the complexities of a family’s financial life is a cornerstone of our advocacy for you.

THEN WE WORK TO GROW YOUR WEALTH – Access to Portfolio Construction Services that focus on what we can control – costs, diversification, manager selection, and tax minimization strategies, in collaboration with your tax professionals.  Our disciplined, time tested investment process supports those objectives.

AND WE’RE ALWAYS THERE FOR GUIDANCE WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST - We believe the biggest influence on lifetime investment outcomes is investor behavior – making the best choices possible.  We will help you make these decisions, especially when it is most difficult and most important.  Your success is our purpose. 

Our Commitment

INTEGRITY - Every client relationship is guided by the highest ethical standards and complete confidentiality.  Our team cultivates relationships based on trust and respect.  In deciding the right course for clients we never subordinate honesty and candor.

EXPERIENCE - We have years of experience and can provide access to retirement income planning services, trust and estate planning services, investment management, customized financing through Bank of America, and goals-based wealth management.

PERSONAL TOUCH - With a personal touch we deliver access to the vast resources of Merrill Lynch along with Bank of America’s banking products and services. We take the time to know each family’s unique needs, and offer a customized approach to wealth management. 

Focus On Individuals and Families

We work primarily with high-net-worth individuals and families. We’ll begin by getting to know you as we explore the following seven priorities together:

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

We work closely with other trusted professionals to help clients pursue their goals, drawing on the investment insights of Merrill and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America as we do so.


Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America to help you pursue your goals. We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.

Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services2
  • Education Funding Strategies1
  • Insurance3
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds2
  • Private Foundations2
  • Charitable Trusts2
Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill Lynch Investment Accounts1
  • Investment Advisory Accounts1
  • Alternative Investments1
  • Exchange-Traded Funds1
  • Mutual Funds1
  • Closed-end Funds1
  • Fixed Income Products1
  • Options1
  • Annuities3
  • Impact Portfolios1
  • Market-Linked Investments1
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Margin1
  • Home Loans2
  • Bank of America Checking and Savings Accounts2
  • Credit Cards2
  • Online Account Access1,2

1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By periodically checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial strategy, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.

<br />Periodic reviews to help you <br /> stay on track

Periodic reviews to help you
stay on track

We'll meet with you periodically to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We'll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial strategy to help you stay on course.

    <br />Monitoring changes in your life<br />and to your goals

    Monitoring changes in your life
    and to your goals

    Your life and goals change. We can help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.

    Wealth Management Your Way

    MyMerrill is your online and mobile destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities

    It’s easy to seamlessly integrate your Merrill Wealth Management and Bank of America banking accounts online and through our mobile apps with a single click

    You can manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as Face ID/Touch ID, one time passcode and other security features

    Your advisor is a click away through our Secure Inbox and texting application

    Access to your complete financial life is available with Spending & Budgeting, integrating your Merrill and Bank of America activity into a powerful tool to track your expenses and income

      Let’s Have a Conversation

      Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, we can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the ongoing advice you need to help you manage fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

      Why Merrill Lynch?

      As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.


      We put you first, every day.
      Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.

      Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

      Getting to know you is our primary goal.

      A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

      Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

      Adjusting your strategy as your life and the markets change.

      We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.