Thomas R Vaughn, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Vaughn Brinkley Wealth Strategies Group

  • Office 850-474-1020
  • Fax 850-757-0040

Network of Specialists

Through Northwestern Mutual, I have access to a Network of Specialists. We help each other, share ideas and common values, and leverage each other's talents to help you achieve your personal dream of financial security.

Kristan R Brinkley, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>, RICP<sup>®</sup>

Kristan R Brinkley, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®

Financial Advisor

Our mission is to secure your future, protect what is important to you and to help you become your best version of you. You bring us your vision and we help make it happen.

We achieve this:
·   By Educating You
·   By Respecting Your Assets
·   By Solving Your Problems
·   By Monitoring Your Progress
·   By Keeping In Touch

The future is unpredictable, but with a little help, integrity and guidance, you can feel prepared for whatever it may bring.

Ben Gantt

Ben Gantt

Wealth Management Advisor

A Message from Ben Gantt

Most professionals in the financial services industry operate exclusively in one of these areas:

  • Asset Managers - These advisors typically serve as investment managers focusing only on "rate of return".
  • Insurance Agents - These advisors tend to view insurance as the solution to every problem.

We specialize in holistic financial planning with a heavy focus on creating income distribution plans that look to adapt to changing financial environments. We help clients get the most out of their financial lives by designing plans to help maximize the probability of a successful outcome based on several key factors including taxes, market environment, health care costs, social security optimization, longevity, and legacy goals.

Most importantly, we take a collaborative approach to planning: We educate. YOU make decisions. Not the other way around.

Best regards,

Ben Gantt
Wealth Management Advisor

Dustin M Vaughn, CLTC<sup>®</sup>

Dustin M Vaughn, CLTC®

Financial Advisor

Helping Create Your Financial Plan

Each of us has a different vision of what it means to be financially secure, and your vision is likely to change throughout your lifetime – when you begin your career, start a family, educate your children and enter retirement.  I can help you create a personalized financial plan that has a firm foundation in your beliefs and addresses your hopes for the future.

But achieving financial security takes more than creating a comprehensive plan; you also have to take action on your plan, and evaluate and adjust it over time.  Together, we’ll create a timeline to help protect you and your family now, and execute the steps necessary to respond to whatever life brings.

Josh Ferguson

Josh Ferguson

Wealth Management Advisor

I take customer service very seriously. So does my staff. Together, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.

Nathan Kohlhoff, as CFO/CIO and an Associate Wealth Management Advisor, Nathan's utilizes his nearly 20 years of experience in the capital markets, financial analysis and planning to build robust financial plans for our clients. It is the implementation of those plans, and empowering our clients through simple, concise recommendations, that Nathan is most passionate about.


Marnie Tate, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>, CLTC<sup>®</sup>

Marnie Tate, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC®

My Mission

Marnie's mission is to help her clients attain financial security for their families and businesses with innovative solutions for a lifetime of financial security.  Marnie works to create long-term relationships based on honesty, trust, integrity and mutual respect.  She will make recommendations that fall in line with what she would do for herself and her family if faced with a similar situation.

About Marnie Tate

Financial security is often a major objective in each of our lives. You try to do what's right for those you care about, but the wrong financial decision can often undermine the best of intentions. Whether you are concerned for your own financial needs or those of your family or your business, Marnie and her teamcan help you identify your needs and provide complementary solutions.

Padric H.B. Scott, CFP<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>, WMCP<sup>®</sup>

Padric H.B. Scott, CFP®, ChFC®, WMCP®

A native of Tallahassee, Padric is a proud graduate of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. He is the Son of Rev. Dr. Edward R. Scott, II D.M.D. and Mrs. Pamela Scott. He has two siblings, Dr. Kanesha (James) Cole, and Edward R. Scott, III. He is the proud uncle of Scott and Kaylin Cole, and Aja Scott.

Padric is a retired, five-year professional athlete. Prior to a professional sports career, He majored in Molecular Cell Biology with a Concentration in Physiology. Padric fell in love with wealth management during his time in the NFL, and has been in finance ever since 2013. He enjoys time spent with family, FAMU football, and working out in the gym.

Professional Bio

Padric has been apart of the financial services industry since 2013 upon leaving the Arizona Cardinals. He values continued education to maintain mastery of wealth management to better serve his clients.

Padric carries the Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP®) designation, carrying the most up to date tested strategies to maximize goal-based planning and execute high level investment concepts.

•             Wealth Mangement Certified Professional (WMCP®)


The WMCP® program includes dozens of topics not available in conventional investments education . WMCP® designation holders are equipped to:

-              Implement investment plans for a range of client goals including retirement, estate, small business planning, education, housing, and legacy.

-              Develop a deep understanding of investments and financial products and how they can be used to meet client goals.

-              Identify client tax characteristics and evaluate account strategies that can provide the highest after-tax performance using traditional, Roth, and taxable accounts.

-              Address the importance of human capital, including the risk of premature death, disability, and the integration of earnings into an investment portfolio.

-              Strategically use life insurance products.

-              Help clients effectively manage risk.

-              Account for client emotions and behavior to help investors reach long-term goals.

Padric earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.

Associations and Memberships

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Terrence L Berling, CLU<sup>®</sup>, AEP<sup>®</sup>

Terrence L Berling, CLU®, AEP®

As a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative, in all situations Terry Berling will make those recommendations which he would do for himself and his family if faced with a similar situation.

By matching your needs with innovative solutions utilizing world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products, Terry will do his best to help you protect and provide for those people you care about most. He will work hard to build a relationship with you based on trust and integrity, always striving to provide you with the same level of ethical service that he would expect for himself.

Jonathan P.  Hamby

Jonathan P. Hamby

Financial Advisor
Financial Representative

Being a native of Atlanta, Jon attended Southern Poly and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in International Studies.  Jon has been a "Financial Engineer" with Northwestern Mutual for over 10 years.

Jon works primarily with Executives and Business Owners.  His main objective is to help clients make good financial decisions by adding a comprehensive process to their decision-making. 



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