Hi! I’m Kelly Nilsson, founder of Brava Financial, LLC - a flat-fee, advice only financial planning firm. At Brava, I help people who want clarity and confidence when it comes to their finances. Based in San Diego, I work with clients locally and virtually around the country.

My journey in finance began in 1992, and since then I have worked with thousands of professionals and clients. Working with companies large and small and people from all walks of life, I have amassed deep expertise and empathy available to anyone who wants to create better outcomes and a healthier relationship with money. Money is a human construct - it is an extension, a reflection, and a record of us and how we live. Money is important, but not as important as you.

I am a proud graduate of Mount Holyoke College, receiving a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations. I have held the Certified Financial Planner designation since 2003 and also hold the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation. In 2018 I received a Juris Doctor from St. Francis School of Law.