About Leah Joyce

Leah decided to devote her life to helping people with their finances, after losing both her mother and brother at extremely young ages. After personally experiencing the devastation and overwhelm from the sudden death of a loved one, she felt that this was where she could make the biggest impact in other individual's lives. Leah has also seen the positive effect that thoughtful legacy planning can make – while on the other hand, the tremendous burden that a lack of planning can cause. This first-hand experience has made her passionate about helping her clients properly prepare in every way financially, to ensure that they’re on track to achieve the retirement they want and deserve, while simultaneously protecting their loved ones from unnecessary stress, burden, time and expense.

Education & Accomplishments

  • FICⓇ (Fraternal Insurance Counselor)
  • RICP®
  • CLTCⓇ (Certification in Long Term Care)
  • FINRA Series 66
  • FINRA Series 7
  • Accident and Health, Life and Variable Contracts Insurance Producer

Collinsville Office

Eckhardt Financial Group

Eckhardt Financial Group


Team Practice

    Heather Klein

    Heather Klein

    Heather has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, including management. She manages the Collinsville office and assists our clients with scheduling meetings, servicing accounts and processing investment transactions.

    Heather lives in Mascoutah, Illinois with her daughter Meaghan. In her free time Heather enjoys spending time with family and friends, 4-Wheeling, shooting and running.


    Insurance Support Associate

    (618) 345-4900
      Whitney Small

      Whitney Small

      As a digital marketing specialist, Whitney is responsible for planning, building and implementing digital marketing campaigns across multiple channels and social media platforms. Whitney’s primary focus is to increase awareness about our brand, services and product offerings through email marketing and social media channels.  

      Newly married, Whitney and her husband, Ryan, alongside their English Cream Golden Retriever, Memphis Belle, happily reside within the tri-city region of North Carolina. Formerly from the Buckeye state and graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, Whitney met Ryan through their unique passion of competitively showing quarter horses. Whitney is an active advocate and supporter of various not-for-profit organizations.


      Office Professional