Support Team Members

Leslie Garrison

Chief Operations Officer

leslie.garrison@lpl.com

Leslie Garrison joined Cornerstone Wealth Management in 2018 as the director of marketing. Today, she leads the operational efforts across the firm, ensuring that Cornerstone’s programs and services are running smoothly and adding value to each advisor’s practice and, in turn, their clients.

Before joining Cornerstone, Leslie led the marketing team for a national RIA based in St. Louis. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University and lives in St. Louis with her husband, John, and two children. When she’s not serving as a chauffeur for her kids, you can usually find Leslie running, reading a book, traveling, and having fun with family and friends.

Before joining Cornerstone, Leslie led the marketing team for a St. Louis-based RIA. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University and lives in St. Louis with her husband, John, and two children. When she’s not serving as chauffeur for her kids, you can usually find Leslie running, reading a book, planning a fundraiser for her kids’ school, or having fun with family and friends.

Kim Nellesen

Compliance Specialist

kimberly.nellesen@lpl.com

As part of the Cornerstone Wealth Services compliance team, Kim is involved in operating policies and procedures, risk assessments, communications, RIA licensing and regulations.

She has been in the financial industry since 2010. Prior to joining Cornerstone in 2012, she worked in operations with Wells Fargo Advisors.

Kim and her husband, Dustin, have three children, Lucas, Tyler and Kylie.

Michele Touchette

Transitions Specialist

michele.touchette@lpl.com

Michele joined Cornerstone Wealth Services in 2014, bringing over 20 years of administrative, client services and office experience. She previously worked in the insurance industry for over 16 years.

Besides working as an advisor’s assistant, Michele also works on the transition team and new advisor onboarding process. She has a genuine interest in helping others, and is focused on providing excellent customer service and advisor support.

Michele loves spending time with her children, Nick and Alexandria. In her spare time, she enjoys many outdoor activities. Barbequing, camping, entertaining and spending time with family and friends are just a few of her passions.

Janet Mueller

Transitions Specialist

janet.mueller@lpl.com

Janet Mueller has been with Cornerstone Wealth Services since it first started and has worked as an assistant in the financial industry since 2000. To date, Jan has assisted over 30 financial representatives in transitioning their business to Cornerstone.

Jan is the proud mother of two grown children, and has an extended family with whom she spends holidays and vacations. On the weekends, you can find her shopping the local antique stores for treasures and her next re-purposing furniture project.

John McClain

Technology Manager

john.mcclain@lpl.com

John McClain joined Cornerstone Wealth Services in 2012 as part of the Transitions Team. As the company has grown, his role has expanded into providing IT support for advisors and assistants, as well as vetting and recommending new technology that could be beneficial for advisors and clients.

John graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He resides in Ballwin, Missouri, with his wife and two sons. John enjoys traveling, sports and spending time with family.

Megan Hill

Marketing Manager

megan.hill@lpl.com

Megan Hill joined Cornerstone Wealth Management in 2021 to work as a partner to advisors by aiding them in exploring and implementing various marketing and brand building techniques. With a background in journalism and strategic communication, Megan brings forth new, creative strategies for engaging with clients and prospects. She has a multifaceted background in graphic design, copywriting, event planning, digital marketing, among other areas of expertise.

Before joining Cornerstone, Megan worked within the marketing department of a national, independent CPA firm. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri, and currently resides in St. Louis. When she’s not at work, she enjoys traveling, spending time with loved ones, taking care of her high maintenance feline, and trying out new restaurants.  

The Support Team is with Cornerstone Wealth Management, a separate registered investment advisor.