Our team members are highly experienced in numerous areas of investment planning and wealth management. One of our main objectives is to fully understand each client’s challenges and opportunities through our information gathering process. A plan and portfolio are then developed, all with the intention of helping the client realize their ideal financial future and formulate their life plan.
Eleanor Long Tennyson, CFP® CIMA®

Eleanor Long Tennyson, CFP® CIMA®

    • Managing Director - Investments
    Eleanor “Ellie” Tennyson is the founder and senior member of the Tennyson Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. She utilizes her experience and knowledge of investment planning, financial markets, and strategies to assist clients in living their life the best way possible, without undue compromise to their current or future lifestyle, and without taking unnecessary investment risk.

    Prior to her move to Wells Fargo Advisors, Ellie was an Investment Officer for Riggs National Bank. During her tenure there, she specialized in fixed-income investments and worked primarily with local corporations, associations, and institutions. Her career began in 1992 at Prudential Securities, a predecessor firm of Wells Fargo Advisors.

    As a proponent of continued education as a benefit to her clients, Ellie has also taken the necessary steps to becoming both a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional and a Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®). In addition to these designations, she is licensed in Life, Health and Long-Term Care Insurance, Variable Life, and Annuities.

    Ellie and her husband, Patrick, reside in St. Mary’s, MD, and are the proud parents of Christopher, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Grace. Away from the office, Ellie enjoys traveling, wine tastings, and searching for unique and vintage treasures. Within her community, Ellie serves on the Board of Directors for St. Mary’s Ryken High School and is the former President of The Bread of Life-Center for Peace, a local non-profit organization. She is also actively involved in her church, local schools, and the assisted living community.

    CA Insurance License Number: 0C35830. Resident State: MD
    Michael Reyes

    Michael Reyes

      • Vice President - Investments
      Michael Reyes consults with clients in formulating and implementing a comprehensive investment plan, which provides ongoing progress relative to their goals. He is a founding member of the Tennyson Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors and has been with the firm since 2000.

      Prior to entering the industry, Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from George Mason University. He then went on work for the Department of Defense before beginning his wealth management career. In addition to his registration as a General Securities Representative, Mike is licensed in Life, Health and Long-Term Care Insurance, Variable Life, and Annuities. 

      Mike and his wife, Rhacquel, reside in Alexandria, VA, with their children, Ava and Nate.

      CA Insurance License Number: 0H77112. Resident State: VA
      Sharon L. Smith, CFP® CIMA® ADPA®

      Sharon L. Smith, CFP® CIMA® ADPA®

        • First Vice President - Investments
        Backed by nearly 40 years of wealth management experience, Sharon Smith’s entire career has been devoted to helping individuals and their families with the management of their financial lives. She often works with the children and grandchildren of her clients, helping the next generation understand basic financial planning and investment management, as well as the often-unseen challenges of managing inherited wealth.

        Wells Fargo & Company named Sharon Volunteer of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic region of Wells Fargo Advisors, and she was one of the Top Volunteers in all of Wells Fargo & Company in 2014.

        After graduating from Wellesley College in 1982, Sharon Smith began her career as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Stamford, CT. She relocated to Washington, DC about 10 years later, received her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification in 1997, and subsequently joined Wheat First Securities (a predecessor firm of Wells Fargo Advisors) the following year. Sharon successfully completed the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) program at the Wharton School of Business in 2009, and in 2014, she earned the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor (ADPA®) designation.

        A constant focus for Sharon is health and exercise, including daily 4-mile walks and taking classes at her gym. She loves to read and has been a member of a book club for a decade. She also loves to travel and has been on European wine tours, went on a Safari in South Africa, and climbed Machu Pichu in Peru. Within her community, Sharon volunteers with Iona Senior Services by delivering meals for the elderly once a month and is an active member of Metropolitan Memorial, where she serves on the Church Council.

        CA Insurance License Number: 0D43567. Resident State: DC
        Christopher Tennyson, CRPC®

        Christopher Tennyson, CRPC®

        • CRPC
        • Financial Advisor
        Christopher (Chris) Tennyson joined the Tennyson Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors in early 2019 and is a Charter Retirement Planning Consultant and Financial Advisor. Much of Chris’ day is spent closely working with clients, facilitating thoughtful discussions and assisting them achieve their financial goals.  Chris is dedicated to helping younger generations understand the benefits of saving/investing early and often. 

        Chris is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degrees in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance.  Chris is currently registered in General Securities, as well as licensed in Insurance and Annuities. 

        Chris, a Maryland resident for a majority of his life, currently lives in the Washington, DC area. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, fishing, snowboarding, John Grisham novels and being in the company of friends, family, and his dogs, Asher and Rue.

        CA License #4115352.  Resident State: VA