The Stuckey Soto Sawyer Wealth Management Group


Meet the Team

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

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 you and your priorities. To take the time, to ask hard, smart questions and to listen carefully, then to understand, in great detail, exactly where your wealth stands today, and where you'd like it to be tomorrow. We help you design, implement and periodically monitor a customized wealth management strategy that helps you and your family pursue your personal financial goals while managing investment risk. Our wealth management approach is about using wealth to help turn goals into reality.


We believe the best financial strategy is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Worried about managing future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth to future generations? With access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, we will work with you to develop strategies designed to help address your financial needs.

The Team
An introduction to The Stuckey Sawyer Soto Group goes beyond a combined 60 years of financial services experience. The reason for this is simple – caring for you goes beyond managing your financial accounts.

As you work with the team you will experience a unique blend of sophistication in investment and portfolio management (backed by Merrill Lynch) combined with simplification in helping you understand how your finances align to your goals, and from this, having clarity in the adjustments that can be made in strategy to adapt to the changes that occur in life.

You will see why relationships have developed into a deep bond of trust and care across multiple generations of the same family, and from this, why the team has become a sounding board for ideas and questions not only for career, business, and retirement, but for life in general.
Who We Work With

The team focuses on helping Retirees, Business Owners and Professionals that are interested in maximizing their current financial situation to benefit their future. This includes affluent individuals who desire ongoing alignment of their financial resources to their essential goals and long-term aspirations. Doing so provides these individuals and their families with a wealth management plan designed to assist them with what matters most, now and well into the future. This includes:

  • Retirees – seeking a long term commitment with prudent investment and risk management principles that help you achieve a successful and dignified retirement
  • Business owners – seeking an advisory relationship that understands business models, risks, and local economies; a team capable of helping you navigate your unique complexities to a successful stage of life post-business.
  • Professionals – established high income earners seeking help ensuring strong earnings are allocated to maximize future wealth and align to family and retirement goals
Service Model
The team’s service model is designed to provide you with the communication and support you desire and deserve. From onboarding to multi-generational engagement you will receive a level of care that aligns to your needs along each stage of your journey in life. Components of the service model include:

  • Understanding Your Life – This critical first step is focused on gathering the information needed to understand all aspects of your family’s financial picture. This includes your assets, liabilities, goals, aspirations, risk tolerance, and concerns. The team will help you articulate what is most important to you and your family, and from this, help you align your financial resources to your life priorities.
  • Creating Your Financial Strategy – The understanding above enables the development of a customized investment approach aligned to your goals. Your plan is consistently monitored and adjusted as needed to help you achieve the most out of life for you and your family.
  • Providing Ongoing Care – Life changes. What remains constant as a client of The Stuckey Sawyer Soto Group is the consistent contact, reporting, accountability, and ultimately care and consideration given to you and your family. Our team is here to provide a friendly touch, and with this, is always ready to listen and help you in any way possible connect to a better financial life.


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.

Regular reviews to help you stay on track
Regular 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.

    Monitoring changes in your life 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.

    Access to what you need, when you need it

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

    Your advisor is a click away within our site or mobile apps

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

    Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill's asset aggregation tool

    • Your advisor is never more than a click away within our site or mobile apps
    • Manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as touch id, one time passcode, and other security features
    • Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill's asset aggregation tool

    *Peace of mind is an aspirational state of mind that clients hope to achieve. There are no guaranteed results following completion of the Goals-Based Wealth Management process because markets can fluctuate and investments can lose value. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors work with clients to help them understand how the goals based wealth management process can help to address their concerns, financial situation and priorities.

    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 plan as your life and the markets change.

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