How it all started.

Chip Addis began his career in the late-eighties, working as a producer for a major life insurance company. Back then, the industry prioritized selling financial products and earning commissions on those sales. But, by the mid-nineties, the industry models started changing dramatically. It was then that Chip realized there was a better way to do business, and he began crafting what the next phase of his career would look like.
As fee-only planning was getting off the ground, Chip saw the opportunity to provide a different model of service for clients where the conflict of interest was eliminated. Chip teamed up with Justin Hill in 2000, giving the new business the wide range of expertise it needed to be successful. With Justin overseeing operations and compliance, and Chip leading the sales and planning vision, Addis Hill was officially founded.


Kent R. Addis, Jr. “Chip”

Chip started Addis Hill in 2000 and currently serves as the President and Lead Advisor. He holds a BS degree from Penn State and worked with Provident Mutual starting in 1989. While he learned to solve for clients’ needs, he also discovered an unsettling conflict of interest. On joining NAPFA in 2001, Chip was surrounded by fee-only advisors for the first time, leading to the first stages of developing Addis Hill.

At Addis Hill, Chip aims to consistently listen, use common sense, and work in the best interest of the client. Chip loves working with the Addis Hill team because of their high level of transparency and the impact they make on their clients’ lives in their longstanding relationships. He also enjoys the culture and authenticity of the company, the use of new technologies, and the overall mindset of growth.

When he’s not in the office

Chip has been happily married to wife Sue for 29 years. They share three children: Drew (22), Kyle (21), and Jenny (17). They have a home on the Chesapeake Bay where they enjoy spending time on the water. Chip is passionate about traveling, home renovation and landscaping, art collecting, and maintaining his ’67 Triumph Herald. He is grateful for the hardships in his life that lent perspective and helped shape him into a better person.

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Justin J. Hill

Justin started Addis Hill with Chip in 2000. He currently serves in business operation and compliance roles for the company. Justin held roles with large national corporations from 1992 to 1999, including MCI, Aetna, and Enterprise. His experience in sales, business administration, and risk management make him an ideal fit for the Addis Hill team.
At Addis Hill, Justin manages the tools necessary for the team to efficiently perform their duties and responsibilities. He enjoys overseeing the technology platforms that enhance the way business runs daily, including going paperless with client portals and electronic documents. The challenge to keep reinventing business practices is one of Justin’s favorite aspects of working with Addis Hill. He believes the cultural perceptions felt by clients instill confidence and trust that the team is approachable and genuine.

When he’s not in the office

Justin married wife Erin (Chip’s sister-in-law, how great is that!) 25 years ago. They have two kids: Mason (17) and Sophia (15) and reside in St. Davids, PA. Justin has been an avid runner for more than 40 years and has participated in numerous races from 5k’s to marathons. He also enjoys reading nonfiction and vacationing with his family. And get this, his favorite color is orange — a truly rare choice!

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Kelly Bashore

Kelly joined Addis Hill in 2005, primarily focusing on our clients’ investments. She earned her BA in Finance from Shippensburg University and holds a Series 65 License. Kelly’s previous experience includes serving as a regional accountant for USA Today and a financial analyst for Meridian Bank.

At Addis Hill, Kelly oversees investment processes, manages investment portfolios and asset allocations, implements various financial processes, and develops investment models customized around financial plans. She enjoys keeping up to date on relevant financial news in order to provide the most relevant long-term financial plans for Addis Hill clients. Kelly loves the casual yet professional environment of Addis Hill that allows her the freedom to pursue her professional interests.

When she’s not in the office

Kelly has been happily married to husband Dave for 32 years. They have two children, Jake and Hannah, as well as two grandsons, Chase and Jackson. The couple also has a pair of dogs, Molly and Daisy. Kelly was born and raised in Parkesburg, where she still resides. She enjoys spending time with her grandsons and cooking and experimenting with food and wine.

Gail Dewey

Gail joined the Addis Hill team in 2012 and currently serves as the Client Services Administrator. She received a BS in Business Administration from West Virginia University and previously worked at several companies in Accounting/401k Administration roles.

At Addis Hill, Gail performs all types of duties to support clients and the AH team, including scheduling meetings, preparing reports and documents, processing requests, and more. She strives to treat every client like family and will go out of her way to help a client or team member. Her favorite aspects of working with Addis Hill are the culture and the people.

When she’s not in the office

Gail lives in Berwyn, PA (a suburb of Philadelphia). She has two sons, Chris and Rob, who both reside and work in the Philadelphia area. Gail also has two rescue dogs, Lily and Leo. She enjoys paddle tennis, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.

Bill Mayer

Bill joined the Addis Hill team in 2017 and currently serves as a Financial Planner. He began his career with a local savings and loan association as a mortgage processor in 1977 and rose to CEO in 1981. He has also served as VP for a national commercial mortgage company representing insurance companies and pension funds. Bill became a Certified Financial Planner in 1999.

At Addis Hill, Bill develops comprehensive reviews of each client’s current position and crafts financial strategies to make things better. He enjoys being part of the quality, caring team at Addis Hill where he can be focused more closely on the client’s needs and helping them meet their goals.

When he’s not in the office

Bill and his wife Karen reside in Media, PA., and share two children, Jonathan and David. They also have two grandchildren, Vera and Valon. Bill is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending his time camping and fishing. He also takes pride in his many years of dedication to the Boy Scouts of America, sharing his knowledge and passion for the great outdoors with future generations.

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Where we work and play

We are proud to call Wayne, Pennsylvania our home. Located in the Western suburbs of Philadelphia, centered in Delaware County, Wayne sits on the historic Main Line.

A vibrant neighborhood that maintains a small-town feel with a strong sense of community. Wayne’s character and warmth are everywhere, from the beautiful neighborhoods to the charming North Wayne Avenue that boasts restaurants and shops, to the picturesque scenery of Chanticleer Garden, it’s a wonderful place to call home.

Our office is also conveniently located near the Wayne train station and highways, making travel to-and-from a snap.

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