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Shawn Alan Murphy, CFP®

Shawn Alan Murphy is a Certified Financial Planner® and specializes in assisting clients who are at or near retirement in building highly optimized, tax efficient, comfortable retirement plans. Mr. Murphy serves as Financial Advisor for Right Brain Money, an independent fee-based firm that specializes in delivering clear and impartial comprehensive financial planning advice.


Combining over 18 years of financial expertise with an entertaining and humorous style, Mr. Murphy has taught investment planning classes for CFP®® candidates at The Ohio State University, Metro State and for the College for Financial Planning. As president of the Arizona Institute for Financial Literacy, he led financial training events for many corporations across the state, including First Magnus Financial Corporation and the Arizona Academy of Real Estate.


Since relocating to San Luis Obispo eight years ago, Shawn has worked with the San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department, City of Arroyo Grande, and most recently, San Luis Obispo Coastal Adult School. He wishes to bring high quality, unbiased financial education to the Central Coast. He believes that true retirement planning is so much more than investment selection, and that quality financial planning needs a far more comprehensive focus (e.g. income tax management, estate planning, debt management). As a multi-year volunteer for the San Luis Obispo SCORE chapter, Shawn has helped many new local businesses build and refine their plans and operations for greater success. 


In addition to an extensive financial background, Shawn has performed across the country as a professional actor. He graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a degree in theatre and has acted in many venues across the country. Locally, he has performed for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, Pioneer Players, and The Spot in Arroyo Grande.


When not working, you may find Shawn playing drums, singing, or traveling with his wife, Sky, and their two wonderful children, Nicole (seven), and Atlas (age three).

Kelly L. Keiler, Client Coordinator

Kelly aims to get you the most comprehensive information for your specific Medicare and health insurance circumstances. She loves learning about all the pieces that bring a person’s financial health together and finds beauty in gathering, organizing, and systematizing this information. Bringing people's visions to life via teamwork and collaboration is her essential skill.

Kelly has an eclectic professional background including experience with not-for-profit arts and small business. She has worked in some of the nation's top regional Tony Award-winning theaters, managed operations at a Chicago clothing company, and also assisted firms with navigating the balance of granular regulatory compliance. Kelly loves helping others through intricate and choppy waters.

Kelly aims to make meaningful contributions to her community and beyond. She is a proud graduate of University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She is a licensed California Insurance Agent, License number: 4200686 and Covered California Certified.

Alex Marapao, Document Specialist

Alex is a fourth-generation native of the 5 cities area. After graduating from Arroyo Grande High School, Alex moved to northern California and earned her BS in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Cruz. Alex received her first introduction to personal finance after finding her first engineering job. She became fascinated by how crafty one could get with their finances, and she quickly and enthusiastically found herself jumping down the personal finance rabbit hole! Over time, this discovery encouraged Alex to make a change and nurture her passions in personal finance, her family, and life on the central coast.

Alex’s transition to personal finance has been a refreshing one. Alex loves coming into work each day and she is a studious learner. She values knowledge, teaching, and the comprehensive and friendly support RBM offers their clients. Aside from work, Alex is currently working on her yoga teacher training credential and trying to teach her dog, Odessa, “doga” poses!

Colleen Nelson, Document Specialist

Colleen is a Florida-native who studied both Communications and Behavioral & Social Sciences at the University of Central Florida. After graduation she moved to Nashville to pursue music and escape the humidity. Colleen worked a few jobs in Nashville and focused a lot of energy into discovering her passions. After some time at TikTok, Colleen realized her interest in tech, social media, data analytics, and design. She decided to take a risk and invest in her professional future by leaving TikTok and pursuing further education out here in California. Since that move in Fall of 2022, Colleen has learned UX strategies, web/graphic design skills, project management efficiency, and additional computer science knowledge.


These skills have opened doors for Colleen to be able to transition into the finance industry. There is so much opportunity to bridge gaps, simplify experiences, and ease anxieties in personal finance. As a resident Ravenclaw and Virgo, Colleen is excited to work and learn with RBM and our clients.

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