Our Team

Brian Nephew

Brian has been with Johnson Brunetti since 2005. As Chief Operating Officer, he leads our Client Services Specialist Team and processes all our insurance business. His team handles new business and outstanding service requests to assure they are handled in a timely manner. He expedites transfers of assets and provides solutions to our clients. Brian is instrumental in supporting the advisors on the insurance business and making sure things run smoothly.

Brian is a sports enthusiast who coaches both his son and daughter’s travel basketball teams. Running and hiking is a favorite pastime and he has completed multiple 100-mile ultramarathons.

Kevin Crawford

Kevin joins Johnson Brunetti as Chief Compliance Officer after a lengthy career in similar capacities. Most recently, he served as Chief Compliance Officer at White Mountain Advisors LLC in Guilford. Prior to that, he held the position of Director of Business Compliance and Head of Strategic Initiatives at The Hartford Investment Management Company, the registered investment advisor of The Hartford Insurance Group. Kevin is a graduate of Trinity College with a degree in economics and of The University of Hartford with a Master’s degree in professional accounting.

Kevin is a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the American Legion. He is an avid reader and enjoys boating, fishing and spending time with his family.

Peggy Mangone

Peggy has over 25 years of experience in the financial services field. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Peggy joined the firm in 2007 and has managed both our New Business and Client Serve Specialist areas. Currently, she is our Compliance Analyst, working closely with our CCO to manage risk and comply with SEC regulations.

Peggy enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the beach.

Diana Levsky

Diana joined Johnson Brunetti in 2015 and works directly with our Partner, Eric Hogarth.  Diana couples her experience with her exceptional customer service skills, listening to and understanding client goals and needs, and helping devise strategies to address them. She holds Life and Health Insurance licenses. Diana comes to us with experience in Risk Management, having worked both as a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual, as well as working together with the top agents at the U.S.’ largest broker/dealer.

Diana loves to play golf and entertaining in her spare time. She and her husband are retired from the United States Air Force after 26 years of service.

Chris Talia

Chris joined the Client Services Specialist Team at Johnson Brunetti in 2012. Chris is responsible for managing the operational and administrative details of accounts as well as responding to service questions. Her experience, professionalism and knowledge make her a trusted and dependable resource to our clients.

Chris has many interests including reading, cooking and baking, and spending time at the beach. She and her husband are officially empty nesters as they just sent the last of their four children off to college.

Diane Alden

Diane joined the Client Services Specialist Team in June 2016. She is responsible for managing the operational and administrative details of accounts, as well as responding to client service questions. Diane entered the banking industry in 1994.

Diane has four children and loves to cook and travel when she has spare time. She traveled to the Canary Islands and experienced an active volcano on the island of Tenerife.

Robin Lentz

Robin joined Johnson Brunetti in 2013 and currently oversees the Client Relations Team. With many years of experience at People’s United Bank, Robin has a great knack for multitasking and handling the demanding schedules of our advisors. Robin helps manage our education workshops which are held throughout the year.

Robin loves spending time with her husband, traveling and going to the beach.

Madeline Pardew

Prior to joining Johnson Brunetti in 2018 as a Client Relationship Coordinator, Madeline held positions within account management and customer service. Madeline graduated in 2017 from Central Connecticut State University with a psychology major and a communications minor.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and spending summer days at the beach.

Jennifer Burghoff

Jennifer joined the Johnson Brunetti Team as a Client Relationship Coordinator in December 2018.  With many years in banking and customer service, Jennifer looks forward to coordinating our educational workshops and creating a positive client experience in the process.

Jennifer loves yoga, kayaking and knits during her spare time.  The beach is her favorite place to visit.

Kelley Abbott

With over 20 years of sales and office management experience, Kelley brings a wealth of talent and skill-set to her position as Client Relationship Coordinator for our Boston location. Before joining Johnson Brunetti, Kelley was a District Sales Assistant for Paychex utilizing multiple sales channels to prepare proposals and sell a full line of products to smaller companies. Her current role as Client Relationship Coordinator involves providing a high level of customer service to our clients, coordinating workshops and overseeing the operational and management functions of the office.

Kelley enjoys spending time with her husband and two children who are very involved in sports. In her spare time, she loves to travel, shop and spend time at her pool.

Laurie Tobias

Laurie is Chief Marketing Officer for Johnson Brunetti.  Laurie joined the firm in 2010 and her team is responsible for all marketing and public relations activities, as well as client appreciation events, educational events, referral events and workshops. She works closely with our media contacts and is also in charge of developing and maintaining all our marketing materials, website, social media, sponsorships and advertising. Laurie is always looking for opportunities to grow awareness of our firm in the marketplace among our clients and the community at large.

Laurie enjoys running and biking and has participated in numerous races. She also loves to travel and volunteers to help underprivileged high school kids navigate the college application process.

Nina Tsialas

Nina joined Johnson Brunetti in 2017 and has been working in the marketing and advertising industry for the past 5 years. Prior to working at Johnson Brunetti, Nina worked for an all-natural skincare company featured on TV’s Shark Tank. Her social media savvy and digital marketing proficiency as a Salesforce Certified Pardot Specialist will help enhance Johnson Brunetti’s position within the industry. In addition to her enthusiasm and passion for marketing, she brings over a decade of experience in customer service and sales to Johnson Brunetti.

Nina is a multi-talented individual who loves to sing, read, and craft in her spare time. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three pups. 

Jillian Consolini

Jillian Consolini is a member of the Marketing Team. She is a recent college graduate with a degree in marketing who played soccer at the collegiate level for a Division I program. Her attention to detail, creativity, outgoing personality and the fact that she is a quick learner have allowed her to execute our marketing initiatives flawlessly. Jillian joined Johnson Brunetti in early 2019. She is a welcome addition to our team.

Jillian is a dog lover and is the proud owner of her Golden Retriever named Maverick. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and going to the beach with friends.

Christine Hurley

Christine works in our Marketing department. She seamlessly coordinates all our educational workshops as well as lending her expertise and talents with our other client appreciation events. Since her 2012 start date, our clients have had the experience of hearing Christine’s friendly voice on the other side.

Christine enjoys spending time with her family…. husband, two daughters and two rescue dogs. She enjoys running and fitness and has completed numerous marathons and races of all distances.

Cindy Kretzmer

Cindy is a member of the Marketing Team and has been instrumental in managing the multiple requests for marketing materials as well as handling the details of our Investment Summit meetings. Her attention to detail and professionalism has been a key factor in the success of many of our marketing initiatives. Cindy joined Johnson Brunetti in 2013.

Cindy loves Cape Cod, old houses and spending time with her husband and two boys. She loves to be healthy and has competed in 4 sprint triathlons.

Michele Kridler

Michele joined Johnson Brunetti in 2017 and brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of marketing communications, analysis, event planning, and operations. During her career, she has held many management positions within the business sector and nonprofit world. Michele’s mix of creativity, professionalism, and exceptional communication skills has been extremely helpful in the execution of many of our events and projects.

Michele loves the beach and warm weather. In her spare time, she thoroughly enjoys watching her children compete in their various sports and activities.

Kate Bedard

Kate joined our team as Director of First Impressions. In her role since 2016, Kate is the initial point of contact for our clients coming into the Wethersfield office and has helped efficiently manage the day-to-day operations. Kate has outstanding customer service skills and has worked in various customer service-focused roles over the past few years. Her positive demeanor brings a smile to all of the clients she interacts with on a daily basis.

Kate loves to bake, cook, going to trivia nights and spending time with family and friends.

Carol O'Neill

Carol joined the Johnson Brunetti team in 2016. She contributes over 15 years of business support and customer service experience. Being one of the first points of contact for Johnson Brunetti at the Wethersfield office, she works with customers diligently and efficiently while juggling various administrative duties.

In her spare time, Carol likes to read classic literature, playing games with family and friends and is a refined cook and baker. She is attempting to hike 100 beautiful state parks and forests throughout the state of Connecticut.

Brianna Smalley

Brianna is the Project Manager and Executive Assistant to Managing Partner, Joel Johnson, CFP®. She works closely supporting Joel on a variety of projects which continue to grow and develop Johnson Brunetti as a premier retirement and investment company. Brianna brings her experience from positions held in the financial industry, public relations and legal advocacy fields.

Brianna has a young son and daughter who she adores planning adventures for. She is an abstract artist, has a passion for writing and enjoys the wholesome sound of music on vinyl records.

Kasia Zaman

Kasia brings over 10 years of expertise in the banking and financial services industry to the role of Assistant Controller. She has an extensive and dynamic background in managing financial, investment, and accounting operations in complex high-pressure environments.  Prior to joining the team in 2018, Kasia previously worked for leading financial institutions.

In her spare time, Kasia enjoys traveling, visiting the beach during summer and spending time with her family.


Tanner Debowsky

Tanner is a recent graduate from the University of Connecticut with a degree in finance. He worked at Johnson Brunetti as a financial planning intern and upon college graduation, he was invited to join the firm as a Client Services Specialist. Tanner will be assisting the advisors with building financial plans, reviewing paperwork and helping our clients with their customer service needs.

In his free time, Tanner enjoys biking, snowboarding and kayaking.