Our Team

Our Team

Malissia A. Johnson, CFP®


Malissia is the founder and president of Emerald Spectrum Advisory.  Malissia has been serving multigeneration families since 1998, having been in financial services since 1982.  She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner as well as an Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM and Chartered Mutual Fund CounselorSM.  She is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the Financial Services Institute (FSI), and Insured Retirement Institute (IRI).  Malissia is also a registered principal and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®.

She is a Tennessee native and calls Brentwood home with her husband, Dennis, and their two cats, Calamity Jane and Pumpkin Puss. Her daughter, Lauren, graduated from the University of Tennessee in Spring 2012 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in sociology. Lauren is living in Denver and enjoys her position as an activities director at a long-term care facility.

Family is of the utmost importance to Malissia. She is passionate about helping families in all aspects of their financial lives. She enjoys helping them as they pursue their dreams and also in handling life's speed bumps along the way. Malissia enjoys spending time with her own family, traveling, creative cooking, reading, and working on projects around the house. She loves going to concerts of almost any music genre, the theater, and attending football, baseball, and hockey games.

In 2011, she traveled with the FPA to China as part of a delegation of financial planners. She joined approximately 50 colleagues from around the world for this cultural exchange to foster international goodwill and professional development. Malissia was the only financial planner from the state of Tennessee. The trip included visiting Beijing, Guilin, and Shanghai. It was a rewarding professional experience, and she visited many  financial institutions, including the Shanghai Stock Exchange.


Malissia Johnson is proud to have been recognized as a President's Club advisor for 2016—a distinction based on annual production attained by 16 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Each year, Commonwealth, the broker/dealer–RIA that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes President's Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. President's Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients.

Britt Myszka, RP®

Operations Manager

Britt Myszka has been part of the Emerald Spectrum Advisory team since March 2006. She earned the Registered ParaplannerSM designation in 2008 and holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations. In addition, she holds a Tennessee life and health insurance license and is a notary public.

Britt has served in a number of roles and gained extensive knowledge throughout her tenure. As a registered Service Advisor, she participates in many client financial planning relationships. She is also currently increasing her knowledge base in the areas of investment research and asset allocation strategies. She continues to provide direct support to not only the team but also to our clients, and she enjoys assisting all in navigating through various situations.

With a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the University of Memphis, she has a deep appreciation for, knows the value of, and enjoys celebrating the various wonderful arts organizations in Nashville.

Julia Humphrey, RP®

Client Services and Operations Associate

As a Nashville native with many generations of family rooted here in Middle Tennessee, Julia stayed close to home for higher education. She earned a BA in design communications with a minor in business administration from Belmont University in 2006. She spent six years in the graphic design field before feeling compelled to seek a new challenge. In early 2014, she joined Emerald Spectrum Advisory as our client services and operations support associate.

She loves establishing and developing relationships, especially with our clients here at Emerald Spectrum Advisory. She is a problem-solver and perfectionist with an acute attention to detail. An enthusiastic learner, Julia earned her Registered ParaplannerSM designation in 2016 and hopes to further pursue investment and financial planning studies in 2017.

Julia values family above all else, and in her free time also enjoys baking, cooking, animals (especially canines), and nature.