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Meet Jim Ridley, CFP®, President of Elkmont Wealth Management

jim-resizedJim Ridley, CFP® was born in Knoxville and raised in Memphis. He returned to Knoxville to complete his degree with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1993. After an internship with Pru-Bache Securities as a Senior at UT, he entered the financial services industry after graduation. He began his career back in Memphis with Guardian Life and New York Life before moving back to East Tennessee in 2003 where he spent the next 11 years in banking as an insurance officer, Certified Financial Planner®, practitioner and investment counselor.

In 2014 he left banking to follow his dream since 8th grade of owning his own company, Elkmont Wealth Management, PLLC, and being able to serve his clients as an independent representative with Cambridge Investment Research.





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Meet Benjamin Miller, J.D.

Benjamin N. Miller, J.D.

Benjamin is a Tennessee licensed attorney that focuses on Estate Planning and Small Business Planning. He grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee and graduated Cum Laude from East Tennessee State University before obtaining his Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. While in law school he earned a CALI award for his exter

nship in public service. After completing law school he gained experience as a law clerk in Sandusky, Ohio with the Social Security disability firm Catri & Kellam, LLC. 

Prior to engaging in private practice, Benjamin worked as a criminal defense attorney in Sullivan County, where he provided legal assistance to indigent members of the community. He has also worked as associate general counsel for a Nevada energy start-up corporation and served on the board of a Tennessee ministry that provides medical assistance around the globe. He is an Eagle Scout Award recipient through Boy Scouts of America and currently serves in the community as a Cub Scout den leader and soccer coach with AYSO.

Benjamin loves traveling to new places and meeting new people. He is married to Tilini Kauvaka Miller and together they have four children: Giovanni, Nikolasi, Valentina, and Julius


Meet Gary Johnson, AAMS®

gary-resizedGary is a sixth generation Sevier County resident having graduated from Sevier County High School. He has spent his career in assisting others in numerous sales positions having spent the past five years with Edward Jones prior to joining Elkmont Wealth Management, PLLC.

He has served in several capacities at the local level, in different civic groups: 2012 graduate of Leadership Sevier, member of BNI, and also former member of Sevierville Rotary Club.



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Meet Neil Cubberley, ChFC, CLU®

neil-resizedNeil Cubberley, ChFC, CLU® began his professional career in 1964 as a home service agent and later staff manager with The Prudential Insurance Company. In 1971 he entered the Independent Life and Health Insurance brokerage market dealing with insurance agents and agencies throughout the state of Florida. In 1977 he founded the Cubberley Agency in Sevierville, Tennessee specializing in estate, business and retirement planning.






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Meet Kristy Ridley

kristy-resizedKristy Ridley was born in California and raised in Peterborough, England. After school she left the UK to move back to the United States to pursue a career in print, television and movies. She settled in Miami, Florida, where she spent 20 years before moving to Sevier County in 2014. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artist (AFTRA).

Her hobbies include hiking, photography, music, fishing, boating and painting. She is married to Jim Ridley and has two sons and a step-daughter.