Emily Nilsson (CDFA, CFP®, JD)

Emily Nilsson focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Business Owners
  • Divorce Planning
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Financial Psychology/Coaching
  • Fixed Fee (Subscription, Retainer, etc.)
  • Generation X

Additional Information

Hi! I’m Kelly Nilsson, founder of Brava Financial, LLC - a flat-fee, advice only financial planning firm. At Brava, I help people who seek clarity and confidence when it comes to their finances.

My journey in finance began in 1992, and since then I have worked with thousands of professionals and clients in the industry. 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.

Family, curiosity, and trust are my highest values. There is nothing I love more than hiking the Northern California mountains with my husband Martin and son Sebastian or laughing wildly with my sisters and mom over something silly.

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 in 2018 I received a Juris Doctor from St. Francis School of Law.

NAPFA Start Date

October 27, 2022


This Office

415 Laurel Street PMB #207 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 929-0056