About us

Dustin and Andrew met in June of 2005 when they started in the A.G. Edwards New Financial Advisor training program together. They weathered an acquisition by Wachovia in 2007, the financial crisis of 2008, and an acquisition by Wells Fargo in 2009. Soon after, both realized the need for finding a new corporate partner, with Dustin joining UBS and Andrew joining Morgan Stanley.

With experience behind many corporate curtains, Dustin and Andrew ultimately chose Morgan Stanley as the quintessential place for their clients and families to thrive. Katelyn Murff joined the team from the Morgan Stanley office in Fayetteville, North Carolina after a career with Fidelity. "Our values, purpose and faith align vertically and horizontally and our goal is simple, to serve our clients better than anyone else in the nation. The opportunity to partner with one of the largest, most respected financial firms in the world at the senior level is truly an answered prayer. We are blessed beyond belief to spend the years ahead paying it forward."

The Hill Country Group provides comprehensive financial planning, implementation, ongoing service and support. Our network of professionals and intellectual capital is vast and vetted. We are spontaneous by nature, process-oriented by design and proactive by practice.
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OUR FINANCIAL PLANNING PROCESS

The confidence to pursue your goals starts with a plan.

Planning is the road map for your financial future. It is the first step in our ongoing conversation to create a blueprint based on your goals, wants and needs. A comprehensive plan can help you spend more efficiently, save more strategically and borrow more effectively. It also helps us to ask the right questions and offer the best solutions.

We will present a customized, formal financial plan to you and your family. It will include specific recommendations and a range of investment options to help us achieve your goals. From there, we will agree to an ongoing communication and review schedule and proactively plan how and when we will meet again.
Your plan will include the following data:
  • Real property (including primary residence)
  • Investment accounts
  • Cash/savings/checking accounts
  • Retirement accounts (current and former)
  • Business interests
  • Life insurance policies
  • Estate (wills, powers of attorney, trusts)
  • Foundation/Donor Advised Fund
Your plan can include the following goals:
  • Retirement
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Travel
  • Start a business
  • Major purchase
  • New home
  • Home improvement
  • Leave bequest
  • Wedding
  • Celebration
  • Provide care
  • Gifts/donations
  • Vehicles
  • Other

Clients

  • Save strategically.
    A comprehensive plan keeps an eye on today and an eye on tomorrow. That’s the kind of coordination and clarity a clear, actionable and flexible strategy provides. We will uncover new strategies and opportunities through the process that aligns your investment objectives with your goals.
  • Preserve conscientiously.
    You spend so much of your time and energy establishing financial security for your family. We’re here to help you plan for the risks you face, prepare for the unknown and ask the questions you may not have considered. Preserving your wealth and your legacy is paramount to us.
  • Grow productively.
    We help you build a growth strategy based on intellectual capital, insight and discipline to weather any investment climate. Market opportunities are infinite. It takes ongoing due diligence guided by a thoughtful plan to decipher which opportunities are right, and when.
  • Give joyfully.
    Our clients focus not only on increasing their standard of living, but also their standard of giving. We want your plan to honor your wishes and preserve your legacy for years to come.

Community Involvement

We are passionate about generosity and encourage our clients to, "increase their standard of giving along with their standard of living." We give back through a number of organizations, several annually like Austin Ridge Bible Church, Austin Christian Fellowship, The Salvation Army and The BLESS Foundation. In 2018, we were blessed to add Ananias House, Ethnos 360, Global Child Advocates and Trans World Radio to the family.

Dustin is a founding board member of The BLESS Foundation. With Andrew, Katelyn and a team of over 80 volunteers, BLESS hosted our second annual Light the World Christmas Concert and Storytelling Benefit at a sold out ACL Moody Theater in December of 2018. BLESS focuses on five core arenas; end the orphan crisis, fight human trafficking, mobilize cross-cultural workers, advance the Gospel and supply life-sustaining resources, globally. Through BLESS, we work to empower generosity at home to bless and reach the unreached people groups abroad.

Additionally, we are board members and/or supporters of:

African Renewal Ministries - Uganda
Ananias House
Austin Christian Fellowship
Austin Partners in Education
Austin Ridge Bible Church
Empower One
Ethnos 360
Family Legacy Missions - Zambia
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Global Child Advocates
Habitat for Humanity
Kingdom Advisors
Launch Global
Mobile Loaves and Fishes
New Canaan Society
Next Generation Project Texas
Pioneers
Red Oak
Salvation Army
Silver Spurs Alumni Association
Texas Exes
The Archibald Project
The BEVO Endowment
The BLESS Foundation
The Farm Project-Satisfy
The Neighborhood Longhorns Program
Trans World Radio

Location

301 Congress Avenue
Suite 1400
Austin, TX 78701
US
Direct:
(512) 480-8833(512) 480-8833

Meet The Hill Country Group

About Me

Dustin joined Morgan Stanley after 8 years with UBS and 4 years with A.G. Edwards, a predecessor of Wells Fargo Advisors. He facilitates a limited number of families with highly customized strategies to help amass, preserve and distribute their resources. "I could not be more grateful for the lessons learned and friendships formed in Austin over the last 18 years. The opportunity to work for one of the largest, most respected financial firms in the world at the senior level is truly an answered prayer. We are blessed beyond belief to spend the years ahead paying it forward."

Dustin is heavily involved in many philanthropic organizations, including Austin Ridge Bible Church, The BLESS Foundation, EmpowerOne, Pioneers & Global Child Advocates. He is a founding board member of BLESS, launching in 2017 to help end the orphan crisis, fight human trafficking, mobilize cross-cultural workers, advance the Gospel & supply life-sustaining resources, globally. BLESS has raised over $1.8 million of support in the first two years. Dustin is also an advisory board member of the Silver Spurs Alumni Association, where he advises for the BEVO Endowment, a fund that covers 100% of BEVO's expenses, supports The Neighborhood Longhorns Program and donates scholarships annually. He holds a BBA in Finance from The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, where he has regularly guest lectured since 2009 on finance and entrepreneurship. He is also a founding Fellow of the Next Generation Project Texas via The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Dustin lives in Bee Cave with his amazing wife, Brittney and their puppy, Huck.
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NMLS#: 1667639

About Me

Andrew Bushong is an Associate Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor who works with business owners, families, and individuals to build, preserve, and transition their resources. After spending two decades in the fields of medicine, real estate and technology, Andrew understands what it takes to successfully deliver goals-driven results. "Friends, I am truly blessed to be a part of this team. We are here to help you and your families."

Andrew earned a business degree from the University of Houston. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Dana, and two children, Anna (a junior at UT) and Davis (a senior at Concordia High School). He is an active member of Austin Christian Fellowship and a mentor through Austin Partners in Education.
Securities Agent: TX, WI, VA, UT, NV, NJ, NC, MN, LA, ID, HI, FL, DE, CO, CA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1288200

About Me

Katelyn joined Morgan Stanley after a successful career with Fidelity Investments, working on the banking desk, retirement planning desk and ultimately specializing in retirement plans. “Joining The Hill Country Group and living in Austin, Texas is a dream come true. Dustin and Andrew share my passion for helping people and together we have established a framework for making an ongoing positive impact in our clients’ lives.”

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Katelyn has lived on all coasts in the United States; graduating from The University of Hawaii and beginning her career in Raleigh, North Carolina. Outside the office, Katelyn enjoys the outdoors, water sports and live music.
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