The WFG Team

Chuck McDowell

Founder CEO

Chuck McDowell
615-288-2000, Ext. 1017
chuck.mcdowell@wesleyfinancialgroup.com

Chuck McDowell was born and raised in Tennessee, where he attended Mt. Juliet High School and Middle Tennessee State University. He has spent the last 30 years focusing on serving others and running his own businesses. Chuck started his first company in 1982, and spent time as a stock broker for Pru-Bache during the mid-80s. He later embarked on the insurance industry before becoming a sales representative for a timeshare company. It was at that timeshare company that Chuck realized the industry is not what he thought it was. After discovering the many deceitful tactics the timeshare industry encourages, Chuck left the industry to work on the other side: for consumer rights. He soon served as the CEO for a timeshare advocacy group that is considered to be the pioneer of the timeshare cancellation industry. Just before forming the Wesley Financial Group, LLC, Chuck was the Vice President of operations for the second timeshare advocacy firm that he worked for. It is Chuck’s mission to abide by the motto of John Wesley himself, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” Chuck McDowell is the President and CEO of Wesley Financial Group, LLC. He is a father of two sons, Charles and Cameron, and step daughter Ferrell. Chuck resides in Fairview TN with his wife JoEllen and dog Ollie, cat Bises.

Jon Browning

Vice President

Jon Browning
615-288-2000, Ext. 1005
jon.browning@wesleyfinancialgroup.com

Jon Browning was born and raised about seventy-five miles northeast of Nashville, TN, in the small, historic town of Red Boiling Springs, TN. He is a graduate of Lighthouse Christian Academy and also is a member of the Bakerton Church of Christ. Jon has spent the better part of his professional career in the financial industry with Wesley Financial Group. Jon comes from a heavy background in the financial service industry; raising equity for private and joint venture financing, direct investment strategies, insurance, stocks & commodities trading, as well as funding a number of private start-ups. Alongside Jon’s tremendous successes in his career, stand his humanitarian efforts to better the lives of those around him. He truly enjoys and believes in helping as many people in his life as he possibly can. “Getting clients back to a financially comfortable place in their lives is my key goal on a daily basis.”

Kimberly Bradford

Resolution Specialist

Kimberly Bradford
615-288-2000, Ext. 1032
kimberly.bradford@wesleyfinancialgroup.com

Kimberly Bradford comes to Wesley Financial Group with more than 20 years in the ministry and administrative roles. She and her family have lived in many locations across America as opportunities evolved for their ministry, which also brought them to the Greater Nashville Area. Kimberly finds working as a Resolution Specialist for Wesley Financial Group very rewarding as she is able to help wonderful clients, who have been victims of timeshare fraud, obtain debt relief through cancellation of the contract(s) and have a brighter financial future while getting their peace of mind back and also gaining trust in people again.

She brings several years of insurance experience to the team as she was a licensed agent for many years. While in the insurance business, she assisted people with difficult times while selling burial plans for a local funeral home in her hometown of Rector, AR. She has thoroughly enjoyed being the wife of a Pastor and assisting with the needs of the congregation. She has been the Sr. Executive Administrator for 3 different Christian Schools which were connected to her husband’s pastorates. Kimberly is very family oriented and loves sharing life with her husband of 29 years, Michael Bradford, and sons, Jordan and Isaac. Her sons founded Bradford Ministries and travel internationally. They make their home in the Lebanon, TN, where they enjoy life on the family ranch.

Kimberly is also an author, speaker, and licensed real estate agent. She gleans from her experiences in having resided in several states, including AR, MS, OK, OH and CA. She is able to relate to people very well after having connected with so many cultures and she uses that quality to assist the clients at Wesley Financial Group.

Bryan Davis

Resolution Specialist

Bryan Davis
615-288-2000, Ext. 1046
bryan.davis@wesleyfinancialgroup.com

Bryan Davis was born and raised in Durham, NC. He moved to Nashville, TN at the age of 21 to pursue a career in songwriting, and later decided to enter the business side of the music industry. As a Merchandising Manager and Tour Manager for an established country music artist, and a Tour Coordinator for Kenny Loggins, Bryan saw all 50 states, 3 Canadian provinces, and 3 cities in Mexico, within his first 3 years on the road.
Bryan eventually decided to settle down and end his career of touring and traveling, and started working for Chuck McDowell at Wesley Financial Group as a Resolution Specialist. In his time at Wesley, Bryan has been blessed by working with some amazing clients. Bryan states, “I am extremely blessed to have a career in which I get to wake up every day, go to work at a job that I love, with people that I love, and am able to rest easy every night knowing that I spent my entire day trying to help people”.

Charles McDowell

Chief Operations Officer

Charles McDowell
615-288-2000, Ext. 1002
charles.mcdowell@wesleyfinancialgroup.com

Charles McDowell was born and raised in Middle Tennessee, where he attended Mt. Juliet Christian Academy. Charles has worked in the timeshare cancellation business with his father, Chuck McDowell, since 2009. His previous experience as a Client/Attorney Liaison, Account Acquisition’s Specialist, and Resolution Specialist, has prepared him for his current role of Chief Operations Officer of Wesley Financial Group, LLC. Charles is very passionate and heavily involved in giving back to his community, through many different organizations. As of recently, Charles became a sponsored fitness athlete, through a rapidly growing company in the fitness industry. Charles resides in Hermitage, TN with his cat, Emerson.

Lyndsay Smith Hyde

Lyndsay Smith Hyde is a founding partner of McKellar|Hyde, PLC. Lyndsay began her career as a litigation associate with Neal & Harwell, PLC where her practice consisted of white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation, including assisting in the representation of ExxonMobil. Lyndsay also cultivated a small real estate practice, representing landlords, HOAs, builders, and developers. After leaving Neal & Harwell, Lyndsay practiced as the in-house litigation attorney at Upper Deck Inc. in Carlsbad, CA, representing the trading card company in civil litigation issues.

Lyndsay is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and California and is a member of the bar of the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee. She graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA after graduating from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Political Science.

While in law school, she earned the highest grade in Copyright Law and was also awarded the CALI Award for Academic Excellence and the Jefferson Medal for Academic Excellence for this achievement. She was the co-recipient of the same awards after tying for the highest grade in California Real Estate Transactions. Through the University of San Diego School of Law, Lyndsay studied International Art Law in Florence, Italy and International Business Transactions at the University College of London.

Lyndsay is a native Nashvillian who graduated from The Oak Hill School and Brentwood Academy. When not spending time at the office, Lyndsay enjoys traveling, sports, and hanging out with her family, friends, and her big, crazy dogs, Gunner and Rocco. Lyndsay is an active and thankful member of Grace Chapel in Leiper’s Fork.

In addition, Lyndsay is extremely well-versed in the laws pertaining to the timeshare industry. She has successfully represented Wesley Financial Group’s Founder and CEO, Chuck McDowell in two federal lawsuits, brought forth by the largest timeshare company in the US, making her one of the most sought-after timeshare attorneys in the country. Lyndsay has agreed to work alongside Wesley Financial Group in assisting timeshare owners that have fallen victim to the deceptive sales practices being used by many companies in the timeshare industry.




Success Stories

  • ~ Susan and Thomas Kleber September 5, 2013

    "We love vacations and, unfortunately, the timeshare representatives from Wyndham figured that our and would work on us from that aspect. We trusted them when we were told that we were investing, when we were told that they would help us, and when we were told that selling would be easy to do with such a strong company. We have found out that these were all lies to dupe the buyer in to buying more and more. When the economy "tanked," we found out the "true colors" of Wyndham. We both lost our jobs and found new ones, but our financial situation suffered. After three years of dealing with screaming collections that belittled you for not paying on time and being demanded to cash in your 401(k) to pay your bills, we started looking for help. We even flew out to Myrtle Beach to meet with the representatives from Wyndham who promised to help us, three different times within two years. The outcome? You guessed it. He never did show his face again to us, after selling to us and promising to roll the two purchases together, which was the original request to begin with. Wesley Financial contacted us and with a lot of work on both sides (ours and Wesley's), we were able to finally find the proper contact within the Wyndham company that allowed us to return the property. The people at Wesley are real people. We feel fortunate that the company was willing to stay with us and help us through this difficult time. We are simply thankful. Susan and Thomas"

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