At Soundview Wealth Advisors, you and your family come first. We are passionate about helping you achieve your lifelong dreams, and look forward to building a trusting and lasting relationship with you.
Kelly co-founded Sound View Wealth Advisors with the vision of creating a firm that would offer independent financial advice to clients without the biases or bureaucracy found in Wall Street banks. He serves clients by taking a planning-based approach, incorporating decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of trusts and estates.
In 1989, Kelly began his career with Merrill Lynch, where in 1994, he partnered with Emerson Ham to form the Bouchillon, Ham & Dekle Group as a way to better serve clients. This led to a 28-year tenure at Merrill Lynch. Kelly is a Certified Financial Planner™, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards, Inc.
He is also a philanthropist and leader in the community, supporting numerous community organizations, including the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island, Savannah Country Day School, Savannah Philharmonic, St. Joseph Candler Foundation, Telfair Museum and Memorial Medical Center. In addition, Kelly has served as committee member for both The Landings Association and The Landings Club. An avid golfer who also enjoys boating and snow skiing, Kelly has four children and lives on Skidaway Island, Savannah, Georgia.
Emerson co-founded Sound View Wealth Advisors to serve clients in an objective, transparent and independent environment. An investment strategist and portfolio designer, he creates tailored portfolios that reflect each client’s objectives, risk tolerance, time horizons and investment preferences.
Prior to Sound View Wealth Advisors, Emerson had a 26-year career at Merrill Lynch, where he was a co-founder of the Bouchillon, Ham & Dekle Group, serving as investment strategist and portfolio designer. He is a Certified Financial Planner™, a Certified Investment Management Analyst®, and a member of The Financial Planning Association.
Emerson is active in a number of charitable organizations in Savannah, is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island, and is very engaged in the local soccer community as a participant, coach and volunteer. Emerson is a proud father of three, as well as an avid outdoorsman with a passion for snow skiing and spending time in the mountains.
Melissa co-founded Sound View Wealth Advisors to create an independent, boutique, client-focused firm. She truly cares about her clients and creating a positive impact on their financial lives. Melissa spends a lot of time getting to know her clients’ goals in order to create detailed, customized financial plans that incorporate all aspects, including cash flow management, gifting strategies and estate planning techniques aimed at providing intergenerational help to families to secure their financial futures. This plan then serves as a roadmap to build out customized investment strategies that help protect and preserve her clients’ wealth.
Before Sound View Wealth Advisors, Ms. Bouchillon joined Merrill Lynch in 2004. During her time at Merrill Lynch, she served as a First Vice President-Wealth Management with the Bouchillon, Ham & Dekle Group and Senior Resident Director managing the Skidaway Island Office. She is a Certified Financial Planner™ , a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
In addition to her passion for helping her clients, Melissa is on the board of organizations near and dear to her heart, including the Landings Military Relief Fund, Marshes of Skidaway Island and the Savannah Music Festival. She is a wife and mother, an active runner and an avid volunteer.
Eddie co-founded Sound View Wealth Advisors with the goal of operating as a fiduciary, where he is able to put clients’ interests first and foremost. Eddie develops and implements tailored financial plans that encompass estate planning, investment management and overall risk mitigation for families.
Prior to Sound View Wealth Advisors, Eddie was a Senior Financial Advisor with the Bouchillon, Ham & Dekle Group at Merrill Lynch, which he joined in 2011. Previously, he served 10 years as a financial services policy advisor to members of the United States Congress, as well as several major investment banks, private equity groups and private investment funds. He earned an M.B.A. in finance from the Robert Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Eddie serves on the board of directors for the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. In college, he was captain of the men’s varsity golf team and earned Academic All-American honors. His interest in golf continues today through his involvement with the Landings Men’s Golf Association (LMGA). Eddie resides on Skidaway Island with his wife, Caroline.
Lydia is a Wealth Planning Advisor at Sound View Wealth Advisors. She works in concert with her team members, designing detailed initiatives to pursue meaningful milestones for multiple generations of client families, as well as for individuals who have experienced the loss of a family member through death or divorce.
Prior to Sound View Wealth Advisors, Lydia was a financial advisor with the Bouchillon, Ham & Dekle Group, after joining Merrill Lynch in 2013. She earned her B.S. in Management with honors from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).
Lydia serves on the board of the Savannah Science Seminar, and is an active member of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. She is also a dedicated marathoner and yogi, and an urban farmer who raises chickens in her backyard.