Staff

Brendan Walsh

Certified Financial Planner & Chartered Life Underwriter

Brendan grew up in Montauk, Long Island in a family of teachers. After going to college to become a teacher himself, he moved to Vermont with his wife Kristin and got his start in financial services with a small independent, family-owned company. In 2013, Brendan launched Quantum Leap Capital, and he’s much happier professionally than he’s ever been. The Walsh family lives in Shelburne with their children Juliet and Jonathan and dog Ivy. He enjoys snowboarding, CrossFit, and reading about history, especially the political and economic variety.

Jody Smith

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Prior to joining Quantum Leap Capital, Jody provided administrative and customer service support for Epstein Properties in Bangor, Maine. In addition, Jody served as a customer service representative and a travel agent. In her capacity as Office Manager, Jody keeps us running like a well-oiled machine. Jody has two children and a mixed hound named Drake.

Chelsea Brasel

Front Office Coordinator

Chelsea grew up in St. George and graduated from the University of Vermont. She also works as the studio manager at Evolution PT & Yoga, where she manages the front desk and teaches yoga. Chelsea has previously worked as a teller at New England Federal Credit Union and in the accounting office at the Alpine Shop. Chelsea is the go-to for all scheduling and will happily help you find an appointment that works for your schedule. She enjoys being outside, cooking, and learning new things.

Kristin Walsh

Administrative Support

Kristin is a Registered Nurse and former Team Supervisor at The American Red Cross. Her years of experience managing staff and providing patient care have helped her develop powerful decision making and interpersonal skills.She is also a full time mom to Juliet and Jonathan. She enjoys hiking, yoga, and working out with her friends at the Shelburne Athletic Club.