Why our team is unique. Like you.
Our team came together not only because we have a passion for helping people through hard seasons but also because we each bring a unique expertise that, when combined, ensures that every aspect of YOUR life and what makes up your family is considered in a holistic and comprehensive plan for life, transition or death.
UP is for anyone that is looking to evaluate your current life circumstances, create your “today-goals” and your end-of-life goals, or implement your wishes or those of loved ones who have passed.
Project UP helps create a detailed action plan to address both simple and more complex, intertwined issues with legal, financial, insurance, logistical, and social aspects of preparing for the unexpected as you journey through life.
Sonya Smith Wright
Sonya Smith Wright is a graduate of the Emory University School of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of the Barristers for outstanding oral advocacy and legal writing. She is an experienced litigator with a wealth of diverse experiences. Because of her own life experiences, Wright has developed a niche in helping families with different matters after the passing of a loved one, not only in the life insurance arena but in probate and will contests.
Mollie Lacher is a Tennessee native with a master's degree in Leadership and Organizational Performance from Vanderbilt University. She has worked in project management for the majority of her career and was project manager at Bridgestone focusing on their new HQ building in downtown Nashville. After the unexpected passing of her brother-in-law in 2017, Mollie felt a calling to start a business that helped other families like her's navigate all of the to-do's after losing a loved one and how best to proactively organize life information so family members are not left in the dark after your passing.
Suzannah B. Pogue is a graduate of the Emory University School of Law. She has 25+ years of progressive, results-driven process improvement and operational experience resolving complex
business and legal issues. Most recently, Suzannah provided leadership to a healthcare start-up and focused on healthcare regulation and insurance payment processes. While helping family and friends with end-of-life-issues, Suzannah saw preventable problems in estate plans. She is passionate about helping individuals and families avoid similar issues and live their best lives.
financial and tax
Sandy is an experienced financial executive with nearly 4 decades of leadership in global Fortune 1000 insurance, tax, and financial institutions including: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Altria Group, Genworth Financial, and Arthur Andersen. Since retiring from the corporate world in 2018, Sandy is fulfilling her dream to start a personal finance consulting business to help individuals and families with their financial and tax related needs. Gaining the confidence and trust of her clients, Sandy guides them through the process of evaluating and solving for financial and tax related concerns that best support individuals and families throughout the aging process.
To help people, where they are in life, to navigate and connect the aspects of living, aging, and dying well so they can live in the present
Our vision is to radically shift the way people think about transitions and aging by making it a now issue
We believe: that by sharing our experiences and the hard situations we went through, we can guide you and make the journey better. In transparency and clarity both on the process and your goals. That knowledge is key by providing you with professionals so that you can look at the whole picture. In collaboration and open communication now so that aging and death are no longer taboo