Our People

Best Selling Author

Marc F. Korsch, MBA, ChFEBC

Founder, President & CEO

Best Selling Author, Marc Korsch, is a native to the Sarasota area and has been in the financial services industry for over twelve years. Marc previously spent time as a CPA, and auditor, for big five accounting firm KPMG. Among other accomplishments, Marc has finished his doctoral coursework and his dissertation is in the final stages of completion.

Marc strives to educate his clients on how to invest profitably and avoid loss by providing conservative options. He is dedicated to helping his clients harvest the rewards of a well-planned retirement. In addition, Marc Korsch is a well-established speaker in the Gulf Coast area and is committed to educating the community on topics relating to retirement income planning, Social Security planning, and other courses at the State College of Florida.

Dedicated to education, Marc is an approved educator with the Association of Financial Educators. Marc is a member of the Better Business Bureau, National Ethics Association, and Chamber of Commerce. Marc has also been featured on local radio WSRQ's “Tell me Something Good,” nationally on “Money for Lunch,” and in the Wall Street Journal.


Erik Milo Paine

Vice President & COO

Erik Milo Paine came to Nav Advisors, Inc. in late 2008 after a lengthy career in management and customer relations. With a history in operations, and growing businesses, he brings a passion for customer service and team building to Nav Advisors, Inc. as our Operations Manager.

Milo enjoys enriching the client experience, and assuring that our clients feel their needs are not only met, but exceeded whenever possible. He is also a licensed insurance agent, and a notary, with an extensive knowledge in health insurance and Medicare products.

Milo enjoys studying stock market trends, economics, and Elliot wave theories. Outside of work, he is involved in various projects, motorcycles, boating, and music.

Laynie Hounchell

Processing Specialist

Laynie Hounchell is our Processing Specialist she came to Nav Advisors with her Paralegal degree from Keiser University and a background in Nursing.  She delights in providing our clients with knowledgeable and friendly customer care.

She has lived in Europe as an exchange student, learning the art of appreciation for different cultures and lifestyles.  She is originally from a very small town in Coastal Maine where she spent owned and operated a Vegan Bistro before trading the snow in for sand in 2005.

In her spare time Laynie enjoys cooking cuisine from all over the world, baking sweets from scratch and spending time with her family creating their own adventures and exploring locally. 


Melissa Illingworth

Director of Client Services

Melissa Illingworth is our Director of Client Services. A native to the Buffalo, New York area, Melissa graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Melissa spent her college years working in the service industry and is excited to be apart of the Nav Advisors, Inc. team. Melissa enjoys working with the public, getting to know people, exchanging stories, and striving to meet every client's needs. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys cooking and baking in her spare time.

Lisa Kopplin


Lisa Kopplin is our Receptionist and will be the first smiling face when you come into our Sarasota Office.  Lisa is originally from Miami, but she grew up in Sarasota and has seen our beautiful city grow and blossom over the years.  She has an extensive sales background, including her position as an Area Sales Manager for the Southeast Region.  Lisa eventually pursued her dream having a love and passion for animals and opened up a holistic/organic retail neighborhood pet supply store in Orlando.

 After returning to Sarasota, her experience in customer service and her ability to recognize how important it is to make people feel welcome, allowed her to have a career with Nav Advisors doing what she loves the most, connecting with people.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys anything that has to do with the outdoors, especially boating and fishing.  She also enjoys her animals and of course spending time with her friends and family.


Ed Rush

IRS Enrolled Agent & Accounting Specialist

Ed Rush offers both Tax and Accounting services to Nav Advisors, Inc. clients through Nav Tax. Ed began his accounting career in 1996 and has been an IRS Enrolled agent since 2000.  He has extensive experience with small business and Condo/HOA accounting, as well as, individual taxation.  Ed has two daughters and loves to spend time traveling and with his family.

Adam S. Weiner

Financial Advisor & Registered Representative

Born and raised in New Jersey, Adam has served business owners, professionals, and individuals in financial investments for over a decade, specializing in safe retirement portfolio management.  Adam works as an independant representative under Nav Advisors on the East Coast of Florida in the Ft Lauderdale and Boca Raton Areas with his comapny Adam Scott Associates.

Adam Scott Associates

Adam strives to educate his clients on how to invest profitably and avoid loss by providing conservative options. He is dedicated to helping his clients reap the rewards of a well-planned retirement. In addition, Adam Weiner is a well-established speaker in the Boca Raton / Ft. Lauderdale area and is committed to educating the community with his workshops on topics relating to eliminating financial illiteracy in the U.S.