MEET THE TEAM
After graduating from UGA in 2003, Brett and his wife, Nicole moved to Florida where Brett started his career as a wholesale rep. He moved his family back home to Georgia and Encore Advisors was born in 2007 with the hope and intent of having a boutique benefits firm that serves as far more than an insurance brokerage. After nearly a decade, Encore continues to experience steady growth through purposeful and deep-rooted relationships around the Atlanta area. Brett, Nicole and their three daughters are highly invested in the Johns Creek community, which has been their home for 11 years.
Michael is passionate about helping leaders thrive, in their personal, professional, and financial lives. With almost twenty years of experience in the executive planning and consulting space, he is adept at asking questions, understanding complicated dynamics, and helping people find the best path forward. He brings an education first counseling approach to a wide range of challenges, from business succession planning, to company culture and many other potential issues. Before joining Encore Advisors, he gained invaluable experience with Northwestern Mutual and the Milner Group. In these two roles he was able to broaden his knowledge of the insurance space and deepen his expertise in the business planning arena. He lives in Athens, GA with his wife and three children. Michael loves his church, his family, the work he has been called to and occasionally playing golf or tennis.
Debi Miller is our problem solver and playground supervisor. She loves a challenge and genuinely enjoys people, which makes her the perfect fit as our “Client Experience” expert. She doesn’t just want to solve the problem, but seeks to understand and know without a doubt she has the right information for our clients. When she is not policing the playground, she is the proud grandmother of four amazing grandkids. She loves “Fancy Nancying” any bland object (as Brett calls it) and just being out in public enjoying people and life. Her motto is “You can impact a life in the smallest of ways with very little effort”. She really wants a pet at work but has not been successful in that campaign.
Austin Lankford joined Encore in October of 2016. He and his wife Lauren are new Atlanta residents and have thoroughly enjoyed settling into the city over the last year. Austin's focus as a team member will be to continue fostering Encore's growth and building relationships with both existing clients as well as new partners around Georgia. He's the lone Auburn graduate in an office full of Georgia Bulldogs, which definitely keeps things interesting. His passion for friends, family and travel propel most of his personal activities.
Before Nicole took early retirement in 2006 (when her twins were born), she worked for a Benefits and Financial Planning Firm in Orlando, Florida. She graduated from UGA with a degree in Finance in 2003. She’s been an integral part in the growth of Encore since it’s inception and now enjoys being a mom to her and Brett’s three girls. In her "spare" time she functions as the office manager for Encore Advisors. Let's be honest, she might be the glue that keeps the ship afloat at home and at work.
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Wynne Benson is Encore Advisors' newest team member. Wynne's background spans nearly a decade of pharmaceutical and medical sales in which her relationship building and interpersonal skills served her very well. She's also spent a number of years as a dedicated stay-at-home mother to her three children, which requires an incredible skill set all its own. Her primary role at Encore will be focused on, but certainly not limited to the implementation and execution of client strategies. Her joy and smile in the office are infectious and since we are in SEC country where everyone must pick a side, her football allegiance lies with her beloved Mississippi State Bulldogs!
WHAT WE DO
At Encore Advisors, our vision is simple: we want to INFLUENCE Leaders. First, we must earn a voice. We hope to do this through servicing our clients with clarity, competency & consistency!
We have a process in place to help business owners think through THEIR Story & THEIR Desired Legacy in an effort to begin dreaming & planning for the future!
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