Our Firm

Doug Emery

You won't meet many people like Doug Emery. He appears young, but we will guarantee you—he is an old soul. At first, you might say Doug is a talker, because he can carry on a conversation, or a monologue like few others. What you'll find is that Doug is an even better listener. He pays attention, and remembers the little things you might tell him—about your past, your family, your hopes and fears. And he plugs them into the plan he will create for you for the next phase of your life.

Doug is a financial planning specialist with The Emery Agency. He is licensed in insurances, investments and long-term care solutions since way back in 1983. You may have met Doug as he was conducting the many seminars he gives on various topics of interest. 

If you have, you'll remember that he was well-versed in some intricate subjects as diverse as estate planning and trusts, conservative investments such as fixed annuities, long-term care and even smart things to consider with those U.S. Savings Bonds that you've been hanging on to these many years. 

Douglas A. Emery is a Registered Representative of and Securities and Investment Advisory Services Offered through Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC and Registered Investment Adviser. The Emery Agency and Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. are not affiliated entities.


Heather Hershberger
Registered Assistant

Heather is Doug's Registered Assistant who keeps the securities portion of the business running smoothly. Her daily focus includes client and account oversight, coffee brewing, reporting, scheduling, coffee brewing, regulatory compliance, mailings, coffee brewing, and too many other things to list. She first started working for Doug in a part-time capacity in 2008 and began full-time in 2013. Heather has an Associate's degree in Business, a Bachelor's in Accounting, and a Series 6 license.  In addition to her positive attitude and friendly demeanor, Heather brings organization, efficiency, and grammatical perfection to the office. 

A life-long resident of Cortland, Ohio, Heather is a devoted wife. She is a proud and loving mother of three amazing children and a 110 pound rescue dog. She enjoys reading, board games, puzzles, and is a published poet. One of Heather's favorite sayings is “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” So give us a call, she'll be there to answer.


Sally Kerns 
Administrative Assistant

Sally has worked with Doug Emery as his Insurance Administrative Assistant for the last eleven years. Sally is here to process all the Insurance related products such as life policies, fixed annuities and small group health care along with the many other line 6 things that need taken care of like making sure Licensing is current, contacting our vendors when things are not working properly and I make coffee too.

Prior to working for Doug at The Emery Agency, Sally worked for David Edwards a Sun America Representative as an Administrative Assistant where she obtained her Ohio Insurance License and before that her first experience in the field was at Second National Bank in Warren, Ohio.

Sally lives in Warren, Ohio, with her family along with her personality plus rescue pets. Sally is a graduate of Gordon S. Hubbard H.S. Chicago IL, Licensed Insurance Agent, and a Notary Public of the State of Ohio. Her hobbies are gardening and working on projects around the house. Two of her favorite sayings are “our clients need to feel the love” and “keep rowing for shore when things are being difficult”.  Call on us anytime for assistance, we will be glad to help.