Broker Check

Our Team

Tom Stark

Financial Advisor

(770) 554-9660

(678) 840-3990

Tom Stark focuses on working with clients to create long-term, personalized financial plans in addition to overseeing the allocation of risk-appropriate investment portfolios. His goal is to reduce the 'worry factor' by developing common sense plans and then helping clients with practical guidance in the pursuit of their financial goals.

Tom has over twenty-five years of experience serving clients and enjoys finding solutions for each of his clients’ unique financial and planning needs. Tom puts his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Cincinnati to daily use in analyzing the financial world we live in. 


  • Planning for Retirement Income
  • Investments & Advisory Services
  • Estate, Legacy & Charitable Planning
  • Tax Strategies
  • Personal Insurance Planning
  • Business Retirement Plans & Strategies
  • Cash Management & Debt Planning
  • Education & College Funding

Tom is an avid runner, but also enjoys his downtime reading everything from classic novels to contemporary economic texts. He and his wife, Tammy, a middle school teacher, enjoy travelling and outdoor activities such as bicycling and kayaking. They have two adult children and are looking forward to grandchildren in the near future. They are active and serving members of their local community and church.


Heather Hoch

Licensed Associate

(770) 676-0131

(678) 840-3990

Heather brings years of “service first” mindset to helping Stark Financial clients. She began at Stark Financial as an administrative assistant assisting with the implementation of our new technologies and helping clients with online access to their accounts.  Upon completion of her Series 65 exam and registration she has a now assumed a role here as a Licensed Associate. In addition to assisting with technologies, Heather also assists with account review preparation, financial plans, and client communications. Upon graduating from Liberty University, Heather worked for EDS, an information technology company. As a customer service supervisor she enjoyed assisting clients, as well as hiring, training, and supporting the representatives.

After a move to Albany, GA, Heather worked as Director of the Family Life Center for a large church. There she coordinated the activities of the bustling recreation facility and multiple associated programs and events. Most recently, she worked in the education field providing administrative support to hardworking teachers.

Heather is married to Paul, a teacher and football coach. They have 4 beautiful, active children. The Hoch family has lived in Georgia since 1993. She enjoys hiking with her family, football Friday nights, college football, and is active in her church.


Mary Williams

Administrative Assistant

(770) 554-9660

(678) 840-3990

Mary has a degree in Special Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University and several years of experience in both data entry and general office administration.  Her expertise is in the behind the scenes administrative details that need done, as well as contacting clients on service-related issues. Mary also is in charge of managing the Stark Financial client database. From address changes to adding family members to our e-newsletter, she is the one to contact. In her “spare” time Mary has home-schooled her two sons and volunteers at First Baptist Loganville.


Our Team Approach

Our Team Approach

Just as I stand with you to help you pursue your financial dreams, I have teams standing with me and supporting my business.

As an independent financial advisor, this means that I am free to recommend the financial solutions that best suit your needs, ensuring your objectives are what drive all decisions.

Stark Financial Strategies is part of a group that has decades of cumulative experience in providing financial advice to individuals and businesses.

We believe our teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients

Integrated Financial Group

Our Strategic Partners 

Founded in 2003, Integrated Financial Group (IFG) is a consortium of independent financial professionals. IFG provides the support of an experienced team of professionals and these collective resources allow us to better serve our clients. If you would like to learn more about IFG, you can visit their website