Brown Wealth Management is a fee-only financial advisory firm. We work one-on-one with our clients to help them create a financial plan aligned with their purpose and values.

Our Team

Timothy Brown, MBA, CFA, CFP™, AIF®

Lead Advisor – Certified Financial Planner™

Tim Brown has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He started Brown Wealth Management, an independent, fee-only, Registered Investment Advisory firm, in 2002. Prior to forming Brown Wealth Management in 2002, Tim worked as an investment analyst, corporate banker, and consultant to the financial services industry with firms including US Bank, Fleet Bank, and Deloitte Consulting.

Tim received his bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. Tim holds professional credentials, including the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.

Tim is a member of the CFA Institute, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, and the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce. His opinions have been sought and frequently published in publications such as The Pioneer Press, StarTribune, Money, Smart Money, Newsweek, Kiplinger's and Investment Advisor. He has also been named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional for 5 consecutive years 2013-2017 in partnership with Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business magazine.

Tim has lectured at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management on the topics of investment management and retirement planning. 

Tim resides in Eden Prairie, is a member of Grace Church, and enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. In his spare time, Tim keeps busy staying fit, chasing after his kids in their various activities, and reading a good book. In addition, Tim leads the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University and Legacy Journey Classes at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. To sign up for a future class visit

Philip Armstrong, CPA

Associate Financial Advisor

Phil Armstrong has more than 3 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Brown Wealth Management in 2016, Phil was a senior associate at CohnReznick LLP.

Phil received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bob Jones University. Phil holds the Certified Public Accountant designation. He lives in Eden Prairie, and enjoys spending time with his wife Shannon, family and friends.

Polly Hamm

Financial Para-Planner

Polly Hamm has more than 9 years of experience in corporate finance and financial services. Prior to joining Brown Wealth Management in 2016, Polly worked as a finance manager at Ecolab in the areas of business unit finance, shared serviced, supply chain and international. Polly received her bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Polly lives in Eden Prairie, and enjoys spending time with her husband Lucas, family and friends. She stays active through activities like running and volleyball. She also enjoys volunteering at with various community organizations including Union Gospel Mission, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Good in the Hood, Fairview hospice, and serving at River Valley Church which she attends.

Mary Almlie

Administrative Manager

Mary has more than 12 years of experience working in the financial industry.
Mary is the main contact for all questions outside of financial planning and investments. She brings her knowledge and expertise to assist Brown Wealth Management in our back office operations, including helping clients with their client services needs such as setting up and maintaining new accounts, transfers, client meetings and scheduling. She is also a notary public. 

Mary and her husband, Scott, live in Maple Grove and have four children. She enjoys following her grandchildren’s school and sports activities, working in her garden, and camping and canoeing in the Boundary Waters. Mary loves to work with the 2 year olds and the 2nd graders at Bethlehem Baptist Church.  

Stacey Brown

Operations Manager

Stacey Brown has more than 18 years of experience in operations and customer service. Prior to joining Brown Wealth Management, she worked with Imation, Best Buy and Target.

Stacey has a degree in marketing from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn. She lives in Eden Prairie with her husband Tim and their four children.

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