Originally from North Carolina, Britton lives in Raleigh with his wife Stephanie raising their two beautiful boys James and Rankin. Britton spends his time playing soccer, tennis or swimming with their boys, being of service to others, and having family adventures across the country. Meeting Britton, you will clearly find that he has held a lifelong passion for investments and helping others. Britton has defined his career today by always looking forward to seeing how he can guide each individual client by meeting them where they are at, so he can build on what they value most. This is evident throughout Britton’s life as seen in his community service, and the care and love he cultivates in raising his family.
Professionally, Britton developed his investment muscle while working as a commodity trader for a number of years early in his career. He has also built much understanding and developed a keen perspective through challenging times in the industry. He has personally witnessed family and friends losing half of their savings due to poor investment management tactics and lack of oversight by industry professionals. He recognized then, that he could do better to help the people around him through his innate heartfelt care and service talents. From there, Britton formed relationships with CPAs and was able to help start a network of financial professionals launching him into his career as an investment advisor. In this network, Britton discovered Calamita Wealth Management, a firm founded on the very principles lacking in the financial services industry plagued with greed, for which he had searched for years. Britton’s foundation, in alignment with Calamita Wealth Management, is built on always doing what it takes for our client’s interest.
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift; the work of life is to develop it; and the meaning of life is to give your gift away.” — David Viscott
Todd Calamita, CFP®, CDFA®
Todd’s education in wealth management began early.
First, at age 10, he started his own landscaping business. He mowed a lot of lawns and earned a tidy sum. He was 16 when he visited a financial advisor for the first time – on the advice of his smart dad. The advisor told Todd that if he invested $666 in a CD (this was the ‘80s, after all), he’d have $1,000 in four years. “I’ll take four of those,” Todd eagerly replied. Todd’s hard work and investment savvy helped him pay his way through college.
Todd earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1993 from Ohio University and his Master of Business Administration in 1997 from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
After college, Todd went to work in corporate banking as a Certified Cash Management Sales Officer, helping small and mid-size business more efficiently manage their cash flow.
Todd later focused his career on helping individuals and families set and reach their financial goals. You could say that the financial advisor he met as a teenager left a lasting impression on him.
Todd holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and is a proud member of the following professional organizations:
Todd is a voice on money matters. He has been featured in the Financial Bootcamp series on WCNC-TV, Charlotte’s NewChannel 36. The show pairs a financial consultant with an individual or family seeking professional help in getting their household finances in order. Todd has also been guest columnist for the Charlotte Weekly newspaper, writing about the financial challenges that we face on a day-to-day basis. Todd has also been frequently quoted in The Charlotte Observer.
Todd met his wife, Teresa, while they were in college, and they have two young boys, Colin and Cameron. Todd has served in various leadership positions for Ohio University, including past president of both the Ohio University Charlotte Alumni Chapter and College of Business Society of Alumni & Friends. He enjoys rock-climbing and traveling, and he has a black belt in Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial art. Todd spent more than two years studying and working in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Poland.
Catherine Dematte Burawski, FPQP®
Divorce Specialist for Women
Catherine is a Pennsylvania native who has called Lake Tahoe, CA, home for the last two decades. She and her daughter, Mia, enjoy skiing, hiking, paddleboarding, kayaking, river and lake swimming, music, dancing, boxing and just about any adventure that comes their way.
Catherine has found that her passions lie in the realms of art and creative problem solving. This, combined with her genuine love and compassion for people, has stretched her career canvas in various angles, such as teaching art and education, to active assisting and managing high-end dental practices, to creating and patenting a design that launched her own fashion house.
Catherine sees the lessons and opportunity in the everyday interactions. She has been coined a “dot-connector” and has a natural affinity in assisting our clients to see the dots that connect to their life’s big picture. With this, Catherine is proud to be able to extend her talents while being true to her call for helping people as Calamita Wealth Management’s Senior Life Planner.
Catherine attributes her success to the love and example shown to her by her beloved family, her dearest friends and mentors. These people who have taught her what an honor it is to be human, the value of tradition and what it means to be part of a legacy. When we are part of something greater than ourselves, it is the most extraordinary gift a soul in this lifetime can achieve. I wish this for myself, my daughter and us all.
Lacey Garcia CFP®, CDFA® Operations Manager
Lacey is responsible for working directly with clients in the operations area as well as for the ongoing maintenance and innovation of the company’s client management system. Lacey is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. Lacey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master of Science degree in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University. Lacey is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Institute for Certified Divorce Financial Analysts™.
Susan Chesney, CFP®
Senior Financial Planner
Client Service Specialist