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

Vaughn Brinkley Wealth Strategies Group

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

My Team

Team photo
Pictured from Left to Right: Kelli Taylor, Michael Brinkley, Kristan Brinkley, Tom Vaughn, Rana Saxton, Scott Harding, Tiffany Watson

Jamie Vaught

Jamie Vaught

Office 904-356-5155
Scott Harding

Scott Harding

Director of Operations

Scott, a graduate of The University of Memphis, joined Tom's team in 2006 bringing with him a wealth of experience gained over 17 years of office management and customer service. Scott's focus is on personal planning analysis, case preparation, office administration and investment planning.  Scott has his 2-15 Life, Health, and Variable Annuity license along with his Series 6 and 63 Investment license. He is committed to not only meeting, but exceeding each client's expectations.

Outside of the office, Scott volunteers on several local non profit boards and loves to travel.

Kelli R Taylor

Kelli R Taylor

Director of Insurance Operations and Services
Office 850-474-1020

Kelli works to ensure that we not only meet your expectations, we exceed them. She is the point of contact for all insurance underwriting and our customer service area.

Kelli, a graduate of Pensacola State College, joined Northwestern Mutual in 2006 bringing with her a wealth of experience gained over 20 years of insurance and customer service. Kelli has her 2-15 Life, Health, and Variable Annuity license along with her Series 6 and 63 Investment license. Kelli's focus is on underwriting workflow, office administration and client interaction. She is committed to not only meeting, but exceeding each client's expectations.

Kelli volunteers with the local Sertoma and has served on that board for over 17 years. She is the social butterfly of her ladies group.

Kelli loves spending time with her husband Mark and also at Pensacola Beach! She is an avid Florida Gator fan!

Michael A Brinkley

Michael A Brinkley

Investment Operations
Office 850-208-1024

Michael is passionate about helping our clients build and grow to achieve their most desired future.

Michael joined Tom & Kristan's team in 2015 bringing with him over 10 years of experience in the customer services industry.  Like his wife and fellow Financial Advisor Kristan, Michael graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Economics.  He has his 2-15 Life, Health, and Variable Annuity license along with his Series 7 and 63 Investment licenses.

He is a new father, past president of Seville Rotary Club and is very active at First Presbyterian Church.

When not working, Michael loves spending time with his wife Kristan and daughter Madelyn, traveling, and following Florida State athletics.

Rana A Saxton

Rana A Saxton

Investment Operations
Office 850-208-1025

Rana is a graduate of the University of West Florida where she obtained a BS in Marketing.  She has been a Northwestern Mutual policy owner since the early 1980's. After 15 years in operations with a national brokerage firm, she originally worked with Tom in the mid 1990's, left for a time, and returned to join Tom's team in 2009.  Rana holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 Registrations, as well as the 2-15 Life, Health and Annuity licenses. 

With over 30 years of experience, she is our specialist for all investment operations and customer service.

In her spare time, Rana is an avid gardener.  She enjoys cooking, especially the bounty her husband brings home from his frequent fishing expeditions.  She enjoys spending time with her family, including their two dogs. 


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