Lighthouse Financial Advisors, LLC

Lighting the Way Forward

Our Company

A Pillar to Help Guide You Home

Just as lighthouses once guided sailors along the coasts, Lighthouse Financial Advisors, LLC helps individuals, families, and business owners navigate the changing seas of their finances. Our purpose is to watch over our clients’ assets and make sure they are headed where they need to go.

With offices in Saint Simons Island and Atlanta, Lighthouse Financial Advisors is an independent team that provides top-notch products and personal, detailed service. We use our knowledge and experience to help shape our clients’ financial lives – when tides are high, low, and everything in between.

  1. 2006 Founded by David Burch as a Fee-Based Financial Planning Firm
  2. 2011 Started partnership with AssetMark, now our most frequently used custodian
  3. 2015 Surpassed $100 million in Assets Under Management (AUM)
  4. 2018 Transitioned to Cambridge, a truly Independent Broker-Dealer
  5. 2020 Lighthouse Financial Advisors, LLC merged with four other advisory offices to form AdvisorySouth Holdings, LLC
  6. 2022 AdvisorySouth professionals collectively manage over $1 billion

Our Values


What’s more important than doing the right thing? In our opinion, absolutely nothing. We always place the client’s interests above our own, no exceptions.


We focus on delivering the most detailed service possible. Our clients have entrusted us with an important aspect of their lives, and we take our role very seriously.


We help clients understand the “why” behind their investments, using language that’s easy to understand. Advice and education go hand-in-hand.


A person’s finances are a puzzle just waiting to be pieced together. We complete a client’s full picture by helping them get their entire financial house in order.

Meet the Team

Working Together to Guide You

Let us serve as your local team and help take care of all your financial needs. Learn about what we do and how each team member contributes to your financial well-being.

David L. Burch, CLU®, ChFC®

David L. Burch, CLU®, ChFC®

Owner and Chief Strategist

Jennifer Gordon

Jennifer Gordon

Financial Advisor, MSM

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Isabella Williams

Isabella Williams

Financial Advisor

Bennett Burch

Bennett Burch

Life & Disability Agent

Rachael Carter

Rachael Carter

Office Operations Manager

Thomas Rodgers

Thomas Rodgers

Client Relations Manager

Now that you know a little about us, we would like to get to know you.

Our Services

We Don’t Sell Products, We Sell a Process

Fee-Based Financial Planning

We specialize in the Financial Planning Process. Rather than inspect individual aspects of your financial life on their own, we look at everything together to determine how your short- and long-term goals will align with your resources today and in the future. We focus on Protection (Wills and Insurance), Cash Flow and Budgeting, Investments, Retirement, Business Continuity Planning, and Estate Planning when crafting a Financial Plan that’s tailored to you.

Investment Management

If you’re like many investors, your investment plan might consist of frequently moving in and out of the market, attempting to predict future performance based on information from the most popular financial TV programs. At Lighthouse Financial Advisors, we believe in knowing our client and tailoring their portfolio to meet their current needs and future goals.

Our philosophy is straightforward. We design a custom investment strategy in a written Investment Policy Statement, which becomes our roadmap for guiding you along your financial journey. With this approach, we believe there is a greater probability of fulfilling your financial goals.

Business 401(k) Design and Employee Benefits

Executive employee benefits and a 401(k) plan are critical components of any package to attract and retain the best talent in your company. Beyond the base salary, small businesses that use better employee benefits are likely to see positive effects on their bottom line. We provide retirement plan design as well as plan service, and we work with record keepers to provide the best plan at the best value for your team.

Our Business Relationships

With a Little Help from Our Friends

In order to provide the best service possible, we work with some of the most reputable firms in the financial industry. These relationships allow us to provide the best of two worlds: dedicated, small-town service our clients have come to expect, coupled with the many products and resources only possible through larger organizations.


Cambridge serves as our Broker-Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser. They are responsible for compliance oversight, processing transactions, and providing due diligence for our product offerings. We chose Cambridge because of their reputation as an industry leader. Click here to learn more about Cambridge.


AssetMark is our leading custodian and supports us with a range of diversified investment options and services. Through AssetMark we have access to top investment management firms such as City National Rochdale, Clark Capital, and American Funds. To learn more about AssetMark, click here.

Duncan Advisor Resources

Through Duncan Advisor Resources we have access to various tools that assist in the underwriting of Life Insurance, Disability Income Coverage, and Long-Term Care. They offer leading technology, application fulfillment, and other resources that help us find the right protection for every client. Click here to learn more about Duncan Advisor Resources.

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Our Office Locations

Saint Simons Island

2487 Demere Rd., Suite 200
Saint Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Phone: 912-634-0055 | Fax: 912-634-2255


5784 Lake Forrest Drive, Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Phone: 912-634-0055 | Fax: 912-634-2255

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