The Thrush-Thrift Group

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
114 Bay St
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 820-4150
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The makeup of our team from an age perspective gives us a collective insight into the challenges of wealth management at every stage of your financial life. Blending our skills allows us to apply a broad knowledge base when we collaborate to serve you.
The Thrush-Thrift Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

As the financial world becomes more complex, careful planning becomes more important than ever. As financial advisors, our role is to work with you to help you develop a road map that lays out a clear path to your goals — one that you can follow in the face of the market’s ups and downs.

Rather than focusing solely on your investable wealth, we concern ourselves with all of your assets and liabilities including your investments, real estate holdings and family businesses. We can assist you in managing both sides of your balance sheet and integrate the various components of your financial life to function smoothly together.

Our process begins with in-depth discussions aimed at getting to know as much as we can about you. In addition to understanding your goals, we will help you and your family with important conversations about heath care and the roles Social Security, Medicare and long-term care insurance can play in retirement. We take the time to educate you in order to help you make informed, well-thought-out decisions about your future.

We leverage the expertise of Merrill Life Insurance and Bank of America Private Bank specialists to help you pursue your wealth transfer goals, and can provide access to a wide variety of credit and lending services through Bank of America, N.A. We can also collaborate with your attorneys, accountants and other professionals to help the various parts of your wealth management strategy work seamlessly together.

With a strong sense of community, we enjoy spending time with clients both professionally and socially. We are committed to remaining a constant in your life to offer your children and grandchildren continuity of advice and guidance as they face important financial decisions of their own.

Kirk Thrush
Managing Director, Senior Resident Director
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2019-2021
(Published annually Jan – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.)
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The Thrush-Thrift Group
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2023-2024
(Published annually in January. Rankings based on data as of March 31 of prior year.)
Meet Our Team
Kirk Thrush
Managing Director, Senior Resident Director
Garrett Thrift,


Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Kara F Burt,


Assistant Vice President, Wealth Planner
Elizabeth E Robinson
Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management Associate
Rachel H Land,


Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
Ashley Wesolowski
Wealth Management Client Associate
Wade Oursler,


Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
Tracy S Ross
Wealth Management Client Associate
Additional Resources
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
Kristina Gentle
Wealth Management Lending Officer
NMLS #484047
Chris Claps
Alternative Investments Regional Specialist
Wendy C Phelan
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
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About Merrill

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The financial decisions you make today can help determine the future you build for yourself and your family. Carving a clear path forward starts with connecting your life and finances. A Merrill advisor provides access to the investing insights of Merrill and banking capabilities of Bank of America to help you make informed decisions as you pursue your goals.

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