Who We Are

Brown Harris grew from a desire to provide objective, holistic wealth management. As local financial advisors at a major investment firm, Todd Brown and Gillette Harris teamed to form our brokerage firm in Culpeper and manage over 500 million dollars. Brown Harris has built a reputation as a company successfully managing their client’s serious savings money.


 

About Todd Brown

todd@brownharrisinc.com

Wife: Michelle
Adult Children: Erin and Sean

An Eagle Scout with a B.A. (Cum Laude) from Washington and Lee University, Todd entered the investment field in 1986 with Edward Jones Investments. After twenty successful years at Jones, he formed Brown Harris Wealth Management with Gillette Harris in 2006.

Clients have gravitated to Todd’s experience and holistic approach; blending competitive returns with retirement income management and estate planning. Under Todd’s leadership. Brown Harris now manages over $500 million for over 1,000 households.

Outside the office, Todd enjoys competing in motorsports and playing music. Along with his wife Michelle, they own a professional sports car racing team which in 2019 was named, “The number three private BMW racing team world-wide”. In his downtime, several musical instruments occupy his time.


 

About Gillette Harris

gillette@brownharrisinc.com

For two decades, Gillette has helped individuals and families create customized investment strategies by focusing on each client’s specific needs. In his extensive experience in the industry, Gillette has guided clients through a multitude of economic and market conditions. Consequently, his long term approach and focus on quality has proven to guide portfolio management.

Gillette began his career as an investment advisor with Edward Jones Investments in 2000. After six years with EDJ, Gillette started Brown Harris Wealth Management in 2006 with his mentor and now business partner, Todd Brown. Gillette had been a client of Todd’s for over a decade before joining the industry.

Away from the office, Gillette enjoys playing golf, snow skiing, camping and time spent at the lake with his family. Gillette and his wife Donna, have two boys, Gillette and Mason. A native of Culpeper, he moved back after attending Radford University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Gillette has been active in the community. His belief in giving back to the community that raised and supports him today, leads him to currently volunteer on the Board of Directors for the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce, Culpeper Economic Development Authority, and Culpeper Wellness Foundation.


 

About Carol C. Kelsey

carol@brownharrisinc.com

Carol lived in Culpeper on and off throughout her childhood and graduated from Culpeper County High School in 1988. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Finance and Management from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in 1992. Carol went on to work in the banking industry for the next twenty years. She left banking for several years to focus on raising her two children, Grey and Benjamin, and renovating the family farm with her husband, Ben. In working with Brown Harris closely after her father’s death, Carol became interested in the field of wealth management and was impressed with how Todd and Gillette always seek to put their clients first. After earning her FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses, Carol joined the Brown Harris team in August 2018. She is now proudly serving as a Financial advisor and is excited to help clients pursue their goals!