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Our Team

It started with a vision to build a firm that does things differently.  More than just investments and planning.  A place where one doesn't have to sacrifice sophistication for comfort.  A place that feels like home.  An advisor that meets you for the first time and is there with you every step along the way.  Where we take time to get to know YOU and what's important to YOU.  So take a moment and get to know us.

Lisa Emling, RICP, PPC, CPFA, AIF

Managing Partner & Registered Principal, LPL Financial


Lisa Emling, RICP™, PPC®, CPFA®, AIF®, is the Managing Partner at First Southern Wealth Management. She has served in the financial industry since 1992, ...

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Nick Ramsey

Financial Consultant


Nick Ramsey is a Financial Consultant with First Southern Wealth Management. He began his career in the financial industry with Northwestern Mutual prior to joining the First Southern Wealth Management team. Nick is a graduate of...

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Karla McKinnies

Client Services Specialist


Karla is a native of Southern Illinois. She and her husband Dan currently reside in DuQuoin and have two grown children, Brittany & Chase. She and her family are active members of the United Pentecostal Church in DuQuoin, where her...
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