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It starts with the best people

In a client-based business like ours, we would never have survived if we hadn't started with the dynamic team. We seek out team members who not only offer our clients depth of experience and industry knowledge but who also appreciate the value of building a relationship and genuine caring about our client's needs and successes. Any Fellows Financial Group team member is invited to join only if they fit within our client-first culture. After all, our clients depend on us for theirs and their family's futures.

It's a responsibility each Fellows Financial Group team member takes very seriously.

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Blake Fellows

President, Founder

For more than 21 years Blake has been a trusted advisor, planner and advocate for entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals seeking personal service and deep knowledge. A Loudoun County native and graduate of James Madison University, Blake is an active Rotarian and heavily involved in coaching sports for more than 17 years.

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Keri Blake

Partner, Financial Advisor

Keri Blake is a Partner and Financial Advisor with Fellows & Blake Financial Group in Indianola, Iowa. She helps individuals and small business owners build, enjoy, protect, and transfer wealth the most tax. Her practice focuses on you, the client, and trust. It’s about your goals, your dreams, your concerns.

She partners with clients throughout their lifetime using a goals-based experienced approach to help clients live their best life. She is motivated by helping clients fulfill their financial dreams and protecting their families.

Keri has earned the credentials Accredited Asset Management Specialist and she enjoys continuing her education to better serve her clients.

Keri enjoys biking, mountain biking, and snowboarding with family and friends. She also enjoys quiet movie nights and watching and helping coach her kids in sports. If you’re ready for a different kind of experience when you meet with a financial planner, Keri is ready to listen.

Please call 515-259-6567 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about Keri please visit www.fellows-blakefg.com.

Ken Harvey

Business Development

Ken Harvey, the former Redskins linebacker, joined the industry after working several years as a motivational speaker. Harvey attended the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to an 11-year career in the NFL playing with the Redskins and Cardinals. His stellar play earned him Four Pro-Bowl selections and is listed among the “80 Greatest Redskins.”

Upon retirement, he became a leader off the field by supporting the youth and charities. Ken is an accomplished author,  penning 4 children’s books and two novels.  Harvey coined the phrase “Every day I…” to motivate others to ensure each day they live to be the best version of themselves. As he lives by that motto, you will be in the hands of an individual who always gives his best.

Ken Harvey is not affiliated with LPL Financial and Wealthcare Advisory Partners and does not offer investment advice or services.

Jeff Schalk

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Schalk is Fellows Financial Group’s Chief Operating Officer and the co-founder of Fellows Insurance Group a commercial and personal insurance agency. Jeff enjoys helping people plan for their future and protect their family’s assets from the risks that face every business owner and individual. ”I never planned to be in this situation” is a statement Jeff has heard in the past and does not want to hear ever again. This drives Jeff every day, as many challenges in life can be avoided or mitigated with a little planning ahead of time.

 A native of Ohio, Jeff moved to the area in 1987 with his wife Stacy and they raised their sons in Herndon, VA. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

In addition to his professional career, Jeff is the past president of the Kingstream Community Council HOA, Oakridge Homeowners Association, and has as devoted countless hours to youth in the area through his work with the Boy Scouts of America as well as actively supporting neighborhood and high school competitive swimming.

Jasmine Lambert

Chief Administrative Officer Financial Advisor

Jasmine Lambert is a Financial Advisor at Fellows Financial Group.  She joined the firm in 2018 as a client services associate and has successfully fulfilled those duties while studying and passing the licensing exams to become a Financial Advisor.  Her experience as a client services associate is an ideal foundation for her work as a Financial Advisor.

The Johnson & Wales University graduate delivers comprehensive service to clients by attending to their needs. Her attention to detail, good listening skills, and great empathy enable her find better ways to serve our clients.  Everyone’s economic and life situation is unique and she understands that personalized service is essential when creating a financial plan.

Additionally, Jasmine maintains the company’s events, social media presence, and interactions with clients. A genuine passion for helping others is what makes her a perfect fit for our client-centric culture.

Michael Schimmel

Financial Advisor

Michael Schimmel is a Financial Advisor at Fellows Financial Group. He has worked for Global and National banks from HSBC Bank to Wachovia in various capacities within financial services. Most recently he was Vice President and Cluster Manager responsible for new client growth, wealth management, mortgage, and banking solutions along with integrating with their community development strategy.

Before that Michael was a Partner/Owner of McCallum Sauber, a wholesale floral delivery company where he helped drive growth and build on a legacy of helping clients in the DC metro area. He focused on client development and client engagement to ensure that their clients were satisfied and received substantial value.

Michael studied in Oxford, Ohio at Miami University and graduated with a BA in Political Science and Economics. He is part of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and was on the Inter-Fraternity Council Board of directors responsible for maintaining a healthy, vibrant, and responsible Greek life on campus. He was also part of the Associated Student Government which is dedicated to serving the undergraduate student body by soliciting and acting upon student needs and concerns.

Overall his passion is helping people. He helps clients with financial decisions and implementation; allowing clients to concentrate on what's in front of them rather than what if's.  He also helps people by volunteering and organizing community-building events through Rotary where he is a Board member and serves within the Northern Virginia area. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife Meredith, and three children.  He is passionate about the outdoors. He loves coaching his boy's baseball and basketball teams and watching his daughter's dance recitals.

Kelly Keyser-Thompson

Director, Business Development

Kelly Keyser-Thompson is Business Development Director for Fellows Insurance group. She brings over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to Fellows and is a welcome addition to our staff of professionals. Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss, and the first step is understanding the client. She values each client relationship and seeks to clarify their specific circumstance and ensure their needs are properly addressed. Kelly joins our Insurance Division after owning her own successful independent insurance agency for 18 years. Kelly is a native of Bethesda, Maryland, and has been a resident of Loudoun County since April of 2000. She is an avid and competitive figure skater, enjoys cycling, hiking and anything outdoors and loves to travel.  

Kelly is an active member of the Dulles Regional and Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, past member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and the Business Women of Loudoun (BWOL). She is a former commercial insurance instructor at the Small Business Development Center and continues to support other local community organizations and non-profits such as the Ashburn Fire Department, Loudoun Hunger Relief, and Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, advocates for the annual Toys for Tots campaigns, and is an enthusiastic participant each year with Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery.

Brooke Martin

Financial Advisor

Attaining financial security is a marathon, not a sprint; that is why planning and preparation is essential for success. Brooke understands this concept and brings a long-term balanced approach to helping her clients prepare and protect their financial goals.

Brooke takes pride in her attention to detail, consistent follow through, and her commitment to helping clients. She takes the time to understand each of your needs and aspirations and uses them to create a comprehensive financial plan that addresses retirement income, investment management, estate planning, and any other financial concerns you may have. She makes it a priority to monitor your investments and overall plan objectives.

Professionally, Brooke offers a decade of experience in the financial industry, with six of those years as a financial advisor. She holds a MBA in Accounting and Finance.

As an Iowa native, Brooke enjoys cheering on the Hawkeyes, Cyclones, and Chicago Cubs during her time away from the office. One of her most favorite things in life is spending quality time at home with her husband, daughter and goldendoodle.

Whether you are just starting out or ready for retirement, Brooke is ready to assist you with your financial goals.

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