We are a dedicated group of financial advocates.

We believe very strongly that this industry requires a team approach. Under the leadership of Stacy Bush, we have put in place a select group of team members to provide the quality of service our clients deserve. The information to review is massive. Certainly you deserve quick responses to your questions and concerns. Only through a dedicated team can information be absorbed, suitable recommendations made, and prompt and efficient service given to you.

Our job is to prescribe strategies and advice to our clients. To this end, we constantly strive to improve our knowledge of the industry through intensive study, research, and hard work. It is of the utmost importance for us to provide the Red Carpet Wealth Management Experience to our clients.

Stacy Bush, AIF®, CDFA®

President/CEO, Wealth Advisor
Stacy Bush is the President and Founder of Bush Wealth Management, LLC. He has worked extensively in the field of wealth management since...

Kent Patrick, CRPC®

Vice President, Wealth Advisor
Kent was born and raised in Leesburg, Georgia and came to Valdosta in 2009 where he attended Valdosta State University. He graduated from the Langdale College of

Courtney Gooding

Vice President, CCO
Courtney was born in Valdosta and raised in Thomasville, Georgia. She attended Georgia Tech, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management...

Heather Van Horn

Director of Marketing
Heather is originally from Knoxville, TN she moved to Valdosta in 1998 and has called...

Debby Burnett

Office Administrator
Debby joined our team as Data Integrity Specialist in 2012. With over 20 years of...

Jessica Chick

Director of Client Services
Jessica was born and raised in Fitzgerald, GA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business...

Rob Simmons

Associate Service Advisor
Rob was born and raised in Cordele, GA before coming to Valdosta in 2016 to attend VSU...
Vice President, Wealth Advisor

Kent Patrick, CRPC®

“I have always known that I love helping people, I just didn’t know how to go about doing that. After my first finance course in college, I knew this was the career path I wanted to take.”

Kent was born and raised in Leesburg, Georgia and came to Valdosta in 2009 where he attended Valdosta State University. He graduated from the Langdale College of Business in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.

Kent is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. The CRPC® is the nation’s most prolific and recognized retirement planning credential. Along with his CRPC he holds his Life & Health Insurance license. He serves on the firm’s investment management committee to create and manage portfolios as well as meet with and educate clients.

As a fiduciary, Kent creates customized financial plans for his clients and their families. His other responsibilities at the firm include investment/risk analysis, Social Security analysis, small business retirement plan analysis, and staying up to date with industry technology.

Kent currently serves on the Greater Valdosta United Way board of directors. He was elected to Georgia Forward’s “Young Gamechangers”, a program that consists of Georgia’s 50 young professionals under the age of 40. He has been nominated for 2015 and 2016 “Young Professional of the Year” as well as “Georgia Leadership Class of 2016”. He was in the Leadership Lowndes class of 2018. Kent and his wife Brooke have lived in Valdosta since 2009. Outside of work he enjoys golfing, fishing, traveling and spending time with his friends and family. If he isn’t in the office, you can probably catch him on the golf course!

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Vice President, CCO

Courtney Gooding

"Growing up living paycheck to paycheck, I wanted a better financial position for my family and I.  Serving our clients at Bush Wealth has allowed me to take my passion for helping others and apply that to helping other families live comfortably.”

Courtney was born in Valdosta and raised in Thomasville, Georgia. She attended Georgia Tech, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Certificate in Marketing. Prior to joining the Bush Wealth team, Courtney worked in the financial services industry at a local credit union where she was quickly promoted to the role of Assistant Vice President of Marketing.

Courtney is actively involved in the Valdosta community, holding a leadership position on the Leadership Lowndes Board of Trustees (Class of 2017) and serving on the Lowndes-Valdosta Arts Commission (LVAC) Board. She served on the LAMP Board of Directors from 2013 to 2017, including a term as Board President in 2017. In 2016, Courtney received the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional of the Year Award.

Courtney and her husband, Thompson, reside in the city of Valdosta with their sons Monroe and Turner. Their family attends First United Methodist Church of Valdosta. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys spending time with family and friends, visiting Atlanta for Georgia Tech football games, and traveling abroad.

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Director of Marketing

Heather Van Horn

Heather is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. Her family moved to Valdosta in 1998 and has called Valdosta home ever since. Prior to joining the Bush Wealth Team Heather started her Marketing career at The Savannah Morning News, where in 2016 she received the President’s Club award for her efforts in the Digital Marketing industry. It was there she realized her love for Marketing and Event Planning.

Heather handles Marketing for Bush Wealth plus she plans and coordinates all events for our clients. “Planning events for our clients at Bush Wealth is the most rewarding part of my job. I love being able to make ideas come to life and see our clients enjoy themselves. They are the reason we do what we do and it’s nice to show them our appreciation.”

In her spare time, Heather enjoys woodworking, DIY projects and spending time with her husband Bennett and their son Greer.

Office Administrator

Debby Burnett

“I take pride in knowing I bring peace of mind to our clients by protecting their personal information”.

Debby joined our team as Data Integrity Specialist in 2012. With over 20 years of office experience, Debby brings strong organizational and interpersonal skills to our firm.

Originally from Northern California, Debby is a retired military spouse. Debby has enjoyed the adventures of moving and meeting new people in the 20 years that her husband served his country, but is glad to finally settle down and call Valdosta home.

In her free time Debby enjoys reading, exercising, camping, hiking, spending time in the mountains, road trips, and most important, spending time with her family and friends.

Director of Client Services

Jessica Chick

Jessica was born and raised in Fitzgerald, GA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business of Finance. She is a licensed Property & Casualty Agent and has experience in the financial industry. Jessica is married to Jeremy and has 2 children, Claudia and Andrew. Her family lives in Hahira, after moving back to the area 7 years ago. She attends the Porch Community Church in Valdosta.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and going to the beach.

Associate Service Advisor

Rob Simmons

Rob was born and raised in Cordele, GA before coming to Valdosta in 2016 to attend VSU where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Rob is currently working to get his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports (Go Dawgs), golfing, and most importantly, spending time with his friends and family.

President/CEO, Wealth Advisor

Stacy Bush, AIF®, CDFA®

“When I began my investment career, I realized that it wasn’t what you earned but what you kept after tax that determined whether you won the money game.”

Stacy Bush is the President and Founder of Bush Wealth Management, LLC. He has worked extensively in the field of wealth management since 1999. At that time, he began to realize the high degree of pleasure and satisfaction that he receives from being able to see people set and pursue their financial goals. Over the years he and his team have developed two specialized markets, agricultural based families and professional women in our community.

Having been raised on a peanut farm in South Georgia, Stacy understands the needs of rural investors. He also realized that we have a unique ability to connect with women during emotional times in their lives and we understand the female investor’s distinctive investment approach.

Stacy has lived most of his life here with his wife Carla and their four children; Ethan, Devan, Dillon, and Amariah. Outside of running his business, Stacy finds time to remain actively involved in his kids’ activities and numerous community organizations such as: Valdosta Board of Education, Leadership Lowndes, Wiregrass Foundation, and Valdosta Rotary Club.

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