Kevin Nolan, AWM

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Senior Consulting Group

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Kevin began his career in financial services at Baker Watts in 1981, after working with investors and developers in the real estate industry. In 1985, he joined Alex. Brown & Sons, was promoted to vice president in 1990 and then to principal and branch manager of the Annapolis, Maryland office. In 1994, he successfully completed the Securities Industry Institute course of study at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He joined Tucker Anthony, a predecessor to RBC Wealth Management, in 1999 as senior vice president and branch manager.

Kevin has also earned the firm’s internal, professional designation of Accredited Wealth Manager (AWM). By attaining the AWM designation, he has demonstrated advanced knowledge of the firm’s wealth management process, concentrating in the areas of business and retirement planning, insurance solutions, charitable giving, advanced investment strategies, and estate planning strategies. RBC Wealth Management partners with the Academy of Multidisciplinary Practice, Inc. and the Estate & Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University to design and deliver the Accredited Wealth Manager curriculum. Kevin has passed his Series 7, 31 and 66 exams, maintains his life and health insurance licenses and is registered in all 50 states. He has extensive experience managing client portfolios on a discretionary basis and is a portfolio manager as an approved member of the RBC Wealth Management Portfolio Focus program. Kevin is also a member of RBC’s President’s Council.

Kevin resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife, Terry, and has three grown children. When not in Maryland, he enjoys spending time at their home in Vero Beach, Florida. Active in the community, he is a supporter of Sultana Educational Foundation and Indian River County Art Academy. His interests include tennis, cycling, boating, travel, golf and spending quality time with his family and friends.

Aaron Gabrielian, CFP®

First Vice President - Branch Director, Consulting Group

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Aaron began his career as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in the Baltimore area. Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management in Easton, Maryland, he worked at one of the nation’s leading independent advisory firms, providing family-office style investment advisory services, business succession planning and estate preservation strategies to some of the nation’s most successful business owning families, institutions and endowments.

Aaron has extensive experience with managing individual investment portfolios on a discretionary basis and providing comprehensive wealth planning to corporate executives and business owning families. He has passed the Series 7, 9, 10, 31 and 66 exams and holds life and health insurance licenses as well as his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. The multi-year CFP® program entails in-depth courses, training, and comprehensive board examinations in all areas of financial planning including investment analysis, corporate and individual taxation, risk management and insurance, estate and retirement planning.

Aaron graduated from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and did his graduate work in financial planning through New York University. While earning his degree, Aaron played four years of Division-1 baseball and was the recipient of the Towson University “Tiger Leadership Award” for his efforts on and off the baseball field.

Aaron lives in Easton with his amazing wife, Meggie, who was an All-American lacrosse player at Towson University where they first met, and their one-year-old daughter, Poppie. When Meggie and Aaron are not chasing Poppie around the house, Aaron enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, working out, playing golf and collecting wine.

Emma Sterling

Investment Associate


Emma began her career at JP Morgan in financial control, but found her true passion when she joined JP Morgan’s Private Bank in 2011. Since that time, she has held various positions at JPMorgan Chase, JPMorgan Private Bank, Alex Brown (a division of Raymond James) and RBC Wealth Management. In 2018, Emma joined the Nolan-Russell Investment Group, utilizing her extensive planning skill set to best serve our high-net-worth clients.

Emma earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and MBA in business from Wilmington University. She has passed the Series 7 and 63 securities exams.

In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, bow hunting, paddle boarding, cooking, and spending time with family. She is also an active volunteer with Junior Achievement BizTown organization.

Heather Jessee

Client Associate


Heather began her career in the investment industry at Ferris, Baker Watts in 1998 in Washington, D.C. In 2004, she moved to the Annapolis, Maryland, office where she served as the branch service manager, before joining the Easton office in 2013.

Heather resides on the Eastern Shore in Preston, Maryland, where she enjoys spending time with her three daughters, Sarah, Rachel and Samantha. Heather is passionate about improving the well-being of children in her community, and is involved with local organizations such as Farms 2 Food, 4-H, and the Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament.

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