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Helping Clients Preserve Their Assets, Grow Their Wealth, and Take Care of Loved Ones

Financial planning is not a product—it is a process. Just as life changes, so too, does your financial plan. Working with recent widows, career changers, and even those just getting started, we believe that everyone—no matter their stage of life—deserves an independent consultant.

About Us

Our responsibility is to understand your “why” and implement financial strategies that help you live your best life. Just as every fingerprint and snowflake is unique, we believe your financial plan is unique to you.

Stewardship is the key fundamental that we hold steadfast on our team. We aim to empower our clients to make wise life and money decisions based on their current life stage, goals, ideals, and value systems. As independent financial consultants, we are not tied to any product or service. We always act in the best interest of our clients, serving as stewards at all times.

Meet Our Team

Learn more about each of the dedicated members of the Johnson Wealth Team.

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Timothy Johnson

Financial Advisor, RJFS


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136 Concord Road
Knoxville, TN 37934

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Timothy Johnson
Timothy Johnson

Financial Advisor, RJFS 

Timothy Johnson 

Financial Advisor, RJFS

Timothy is originally from South Bend, Indiana and graduated with honors from Bethel College with degrees in both Business and Liberal Studies focusing in Christian Ministries. While attending school, Timothy was introduced to the financial planning industry by his golf coach. Upon graduation, Timothy moved to Knoxville and assisted Travis Cullman in building the Knoxville office.

Using Biblical stewardship principles regarding money, Timothy specializes in working with career changes and recent widows. Timothy believes that financial planning is a process and not a product. The relationship between a trusted advisor and his clients are paramount to any affiliation with investment products or companies. Some of the areas of focus include tax planning-helping clients systematically lower their taxes owed, estate planning-ensuring clients’ wishes are honored, risk management-helping protect clients from potential pitfalls, and investment planning-designing strategies to grow wealth and help clients meet their goals.

Outside of working with clients, Timothy enjoys playing golf and studying golf course architecture. Most of all, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Keilan, and their son Grayson. They live in Knoxville and attend First Apostolic Church of Knoxville. 

Jeffrey Dobyns
Jeffrey T. Dobyns


President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS 

Jeffrey T. Dobyns

President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS

Jeff Dobyns has enjoyed extraordinary success providing comprehensive financial planning to retirees, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and executives by taking the time to truly know his clients, understand their goals and develop and execute their ongoing, strategic, financial plans.

Jeff earned his finance degree in business administration from Ohio University and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for more than two decades. After serving as Vice President of Investments of Lykins Financial Group, CPA’s, in his hometown of Westerville, Ohio, Jeff moved to Nashville, Tennessee to found SageSpring Wealth Partners in 2002. As its President, Jeff has led SageSpring to remarkable success, holding the distinction of being one of Raymond James’ top independent contractor offices, and a member of its Chairman’s Council*, every year since 2008.

Jeff’s true calling, however, is working directly with clients, helping them plan their financial futures in a manner that aligns with their values and helps provide them with financial confidence. To help meet these goals, Jeff leads the team of Dobyns Wealth Team and also incorporates the expertise of attorneys, accountants and other professionals to provide quality financial, tax and estate planning, and ongoing asset and risk management.

As independent advisory businesses, neither SageSpring Wealth Partners nor Dobyns Wealth Team hold any assets on behalf of clients, with such custodial and brokerage services being provided by Raymond James. As a leader in wealth management, Raymond James has an exemplary reputation and today serves more than $930 billion in client assets through 8,200 financial advisors worldwide (as of 9/30/2020).

In order to meet the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the industry, Jeff is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner**, a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant. Jeff is also a participant of the Dave Ramsey SmartVestor program.

Jeff’s work and personal life are both guided by his faith and the Christian principles of honesty, generosity, compassion, and integrity. Accordingly, Jeff devotes considerable time and resources to a number of causes, including serving as a board member of Men of Valor, a prison ministry and mentoring program. He is also on the advisory board of The Signatry of Middle Tennessee, which works with families to increase their charitable giving to their favorite causes. Additionally, Jeff is on the advisory board for Halftime Institute, an organization that coaches marketplace leaders to discern and engage in their life purpose. Lastly, Jeff serves on the board of the Legacy Center of Nashville, a collaboration of independent coaching resources. He is a past board member of Porter’s Call, a Nashville charity that provides free counseling for musicians and their families, and the Martha O’Bryan Center, which empowers those in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment, and fellowship.

Jeff and his wife, Amy, are raising their family in Brentwood where they are members of the Brentwood Baptist Church, and their children, Gracyn, Hunter, and twins Tanner and Logan, attend the Christ Presbyterian Academy. For recreation, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing and just being outdoors.

* Membership is based on prior fiscal year production. Re-qualification is required annually.

**Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

SmartVestor is an advertising and referral service for investing professionals (“SmartVestor Pros”) operated by The Lampo Group, LLC d/b/a Ramsey Solutions (“Ramsey Solutions”). Pursuant to an arrangement between Ramsey Solutions, SageSpring Wealth Partners and your advisor, your advisor pays Ramsey Solutions a flat monthly fee to: (a) be a SmartVestor Pro, (b) advertise services through the SmartVestor website, and (c) receive client referrals in the form of an initial introduction to interested consumers who are located in your advisor’s Pros geographic region. SageSpring Wealth Partners does not endorse and are not affiliated with Ramsey Solutions, except with respect to the arrangement described above, and neither Ramsey Solutions nor its agents are officers or employees of SageSpring Wealth Partners. Further, neither Ramsey Solutions nor its agents are authorized to provide investment advice or act in any way on behalf of SageSpring Wealth Partners, except in connection with providing your contact information to your advisor.

Ramsey Solutions’ relationship and agreement is between SageSpring Wealth Partners only. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is not affiliated with the solicitor arrangement between Ramsey Solutions and SageSpring Wealth Partners.

Raymond James is not affiliated with any of the organizations mentioned above.