Riley Nelsen

Helping You Attain Financial Freedom

We work with each client individually to create a tailored plan just for them. As independent financial planners, we help you attain financial freedom through comprehensive planning. Through client education and setting expectations, we work with you to navigate all of your financial decisions to allow you to enjoy the financial freedom we strive to help you create.

About Us

Located in Homewood, Alabama, the Nelsen Wealth Team provides comprehensive financial planning services, including estate planning, insurance planning, and tax planning. Our team’s approach fosters a client-first environment, as we take a genuine interest in your financial future. With a distinct, personal approach to your financial strategy, the Nelsen Wealth Team provides a wide range of services to address your unique situation, helping to guide you toward your most powerful goals.

Raymond James and its advisors do not offer tax or legal advice. You should discuss any tax or legal matters with the appropriate professional.

Meet Our Team

Learn more about each of the dedicated members of the Nelsen Wealth Team.

Riley Nelsen
Riley Nelsen

CFP®

Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner, SageSpring 

205-730-0040

Emily Abrams
Emily Abrams

Client Service Associate, SageSpring 


615-861-8874

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Our Location

Street Address
600 University Park Place, Suite 350 Homewood, AL 35209

Phone Number
205-730-0040

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615.861.6100
Riley Nelsen
Riley Nelsen

CFP®

Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner, SageSpring 
205-730-0040

Riley Nelsen 

Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner, SageSpring 

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Riley Nelsen found himself in Birmingham, Alabama, when he attended Samford University, majoring in finance. Knowing he wanted to become a financial planner, Riley came to SageSpring for a college internship. He knew instantly upon starting his internship that this was the company where he wanted to spend the rest of his career.

Riley specializes in creating a personal planning experience for each client, with an emphasis on comprehensive financial planning, tax and estate planning, and excellent customer service. He is first and foremost committed to putting his clients first and serving them diligently.

When he’s not working with clients, Riley can be found spending his time with his wife, Gigi Nelsen, and their friends. He also enjoys spending time outdoors from fishing to playing golf. 

Emily Abrams
Emily Abrams

Client Service Associate, SageSpring 

Emily Abrams

Client Service Associate, SageSpring

Originally from Chicago, Emily Abrams moved to Nashville shortly after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Business Management at the University of Alabama. Before joining SageSpring, Emily worked in the healthcare industry as a compensation specialist.

As a Client Service Associate, Emily supports advisors and clients on the Snively Wealth Team and Nelsen Wealth Team. Her primary responsibilities include maintaining and opening accounts, processing money movements, and coordinating advisor/client meetings.

After discovering an interest in the financial industry, Emily was introduced to SageSpring by her sister, Maddie, who is also an associate at SageSpring. Since joining, Emily has experienced and enhanced the positive culture within her teams.

Outside of the office, Emily enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends, and of course, Archie, her family’s English Cream Golden Retriever. 

Jeffrey Dobyns
Jeffrey T. Dobyns

CFP®, CLU, CHFC

President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS 
615-861-6102

Jeffrey T. Dobyns

President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS

Jeff Dobyns has enjoyed extraordinary success providing comprehensive financial planning to retirees, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and executives by taking the time to truly know his clients, understand their goals and develop and execute their ongoing, strategic, financial plans.

Jeff earned his finance degree in business administration from Ohio University and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for more than two decades. After serving as Vice President of Investments of Lykins Financial Group, CPA’s, in his hometown of Westerville, Ohio, Jeff moved to Nashville, Tennessee to found SageSpring Wealth Partners in 2002. As its President, Jeff has led SageSpring to remarkable success, holding the distinction of being one of Raymond James’ top independent contractor offices, and a member of its Chairman’s Council*, every year since 2008.

Jeff’s true calling, however, is working directly with clients, helping them plan their financial futures in a manner that aligns with their values and helps provide them with financial confidence. To help meet these goals, Jeff leads the team of Dobyns Wealth Team and also incorporates the expertise of attorneys, accountants and other professionals to provide quality financial, tax and estate planning, and ongoing asset and risk management.

As independent advisory businesses, neither SageSpring Wealth Partners nor Dobyns Wealth Team hold any assets on behalf of clients, with such custodial and brokerage services being provided by Raymond James. As a leader in wealth management, Raymond James has an exemplary reputation and today serves more than $930 billion in client assets through 8,200 financial advisors worldwide (as of 9/30/2020).

In order to meet the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the industry, Jeff is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner**, a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant. Jeff is also a participant of the Dave Ramsey SmartVestor program.

Jeff’s work and personal life are both guided by his faith and the Christian principles of honesty, generosity, compassion, and integrity. Accordingly, Jeff devotes considerable time and resources to a number of causes, including serving as a board member of Men of Valor, a prison ministry and mentoring program. He is also on the advisory board of The Signatry of Middle Tennessee, which works with families to increase their charitable giving to their favorite causes. Additionally, Jeff is on the advisory board for Halftime Institute, an organization that coaches marketplace leaders to discern and engage in their life purpose. Lastly, Jeff serves on the board of the Legacy Center of Nashville, a collaboration of independent coaching resources. He is a past board member of Porter’s Call, a Nashville charity that provides free counseling for musicians and their families, and the Martha O’Bryan Center, which empowers those in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment, and fellowship.

Jeff and his wife, Amy, are raising their family in Brentwood where they are members of the Brentwood Baptist Church, and their children, Gracyn, Hunter, and twins Tanner and Logan, attend the Christ Presbyterian Academy. For recreation, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing and just being outdoors.

* Membership is based on prior fiscal year production. Re-qualification is required annually.

**Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

SmartVestor is an advertising and referral service for investing professionals (“SmartVestor Pros”) operated by The Lampo Group, LLC d/b/a Ramsey Solutions (“Ramsey Solutions”). Pursuant to an arrangement between Ramsey Solutions, SageSpring Wealth Partners and your advisor, your advisor pays Ramsey Solutions a flat monthly fee to: (a) be a SmartVestor Pro, (b) advertise services through the SmartVestor website, and (c) receive client referrals in the form of an initial introduction to interested consumers who are located in your advisor’s Pros geographic region. SageSpring Wealth Partners does not endorse and are not affiliated with Ramsey Solutions, except with respect to the arrangement described above, and neither Ramsey Solutions nor its agents are officers or employees of SageSpring Wealth Partners. Further, neither Ramsey Solutions nor its agents are authorized to provide investment advice or act in any way on behalf of SageSpring Wealth Partners, except in connection with providing your contact information to your advisor.

Ramsey Solutions’ relationship and agreement is between SageSpring Wealth Partners only. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is not affiliated with the solicitor arrangement between Ramsey Solutions and SageSpring Wealth Partners.

Raymond James is not affiliated with any of the organizations mentioned above.