Meet Our Team

W. Joel Hudson


Joel’s career in the financial services industry began in 2009. Since that time, he has been motivated to continuously grow his expertise in order to better serve his clients. In 2014, he became a Certified Financial Planner™ through the University of Georgia. He is also a Certified Kingdom Advisor, a designation that represents his commitment to serving God in all he does.

Joel created FoundationWealth in 2012 with the goal of developing lasting relationships and helping clients build a solid financial foundation. To that end, Joel has worked with hundreds of families over the years and hopes to work with thousands more.

In his free time, Joel is working on his pilot license, and loves spending time with his wife, Carrie, and his children, Madeline, Graham, and Henry. 

Dekota Boling


Dekota was raised in Chatsworth, Georgia, and has a background in management and criminal justice. He holds a Masters of Criminal Justice: Public Administration (MPA) from Liberty University. He also has three years of experience teaching as an adjunct for the Georgia Technical College System. He is working toward achieving the Certified Financial Planner certification. Dekota is proud to be a part of the FoundationWealth team, and he enjoys helping people achieve their financial goals.

In his free time, Dekota enjoys golfing, volunteering at his church, and spending time with his wife, Leah, and his daughters, Kynlee and Livia. 

Eric Viars


Eric grew up in Chatsworth, Georgia, and attended Dalton State College, where he studied Business Management. After 25 years in the flooring industry, he is now studying to become a Certified Financial Planner. He finds it very fulfilling to work with a team that truly has clients’ financial goals and needs as a top priority.

When he’s not at work, Eric enjoys traveling in his RV and spending time with his friends and family, including his wife, Misty, and sons, Rylan and Dylan. 

Eric Bishop

B.A., M.S

A long time Northwest Georgia resident, Eric received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a masters degree from Georgia Southern University. As a one-time educator and lifetime coach, he has a passion for helping others and wants to see clients succeed both physically and fiscally. In his role at FoundationWealth, Eric strives to provide every client with a superior service experience.

Eric and his wife Carrie manage to stay active thanks to their three children Wyatt, Lyric, and Miles. They enjoy hiking as a family in addition to a variety of organized sports. 

Gage Walker Waters


Gage is from Chatsworth, Georgia, and he’s currently attending Dalton State College, where he’ll earn a degree in finance and applied economics. He will then continue his education to become a Certified Financial Planner.

Gage is a huge football fan, and he enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife, McKayla, in his free time. 

Ty Pendley


Ty Pendley, a Dalton, Ga native, attended Dalton State College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Ty joined Foundation Wealth in 2023 and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Financial Planner. Ty is looking forward to building meaningful partnerships with his clients and helping them meet their financial goals.

When Ty is not at work, you can find him on the golf course or spending time with his wife, Kelli.

Blake Hammontree


Blake is a Chatsworth, Georgia, native and was a FoundationWealth client for three years before joining the team in 2022.

In addition to his role at FoundationWealth, Blake is a lineman with North Georgia EMC. He enjoys spending time with family, fiancée Kolby Keener, and friends, as well as playing sports, hunting, and fishing.

Matthew Queener


Matthew is a part-time team member at FoundationWealth, where he’s growing his knowledge and working toward obtaining various professional financial certifications. He enjoys working for a client-oriented and community-focused firm.

Matthew is a high school economics teacher, and he enjoys teaching personal finance. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, Anna, and son, William Summit, as well as keeping up with local, collegiate, and professional sports. 

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