Planning for the life you envision
Two practice areas 280 combined years of practice
Chelcey Gray

Operations Manager

Chelcey Gray is an Operations Manager for Whittaker Cooper Financial Group. She is responsible for assisting the firm's Financial Advisors in any activities relating to client service. Goal-driven, she holds Series 7, Series 66 and Series 24 licenses. Originally from the Peach State of Georgia, Mrs. Gray graduated from Macon State College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information and Technology. She and husband Nathan are proud parents to their son, Xavi, and have two shih tzu’s named Penelope and Pandora. Chelcey is a resident of Indialantic and enjoys volunteering with youth soccer, boating and visiting Central Florida theme parks.

Connie R. Coutu

Registered Representative

Connie assists our advisors with completing account-related transactions on the behalf of our clients, and works with our financial advisors to help ensure that their portfolios are up to date. She treats clients with the highest respect and is dedicated to providing the best possible experience, promptly addressing any questions, requests or concerns they may have.

Before joining our team in October 2017, Connie worked at Citizens Bank and its wealth management division for 28 years in several capacities, including financial/operations risk analysis, retail senior trust operational specialist and senior trust operational specialist. She earned an associate’s degree in business and finance from the New England College of Business in Boston. Originally from Warwick, Rhode Island, Connie lives in Viera, Florida, with her husband, Jeffrey. They have a daughter Sarah. In her free time, Connie enjoys traveling and boating.

Darcy L. Chester

Administrative Assistant


Her reliability and willingness to help resolve any issues make Darcy a valuable member of our team. In addition to assisting our clients and branch manager, she helps with compliance control and the scheduling and preparation of meetings.

Before joining our team in 2012, Darcy worked as an administrative assistant at Eppy Financial Group in Fort Lauderdale, and attended the Hilda Tucker Insurance School. Originally from Massachusetts, Darcy lives in Satellite Beach with her son, Austin.

Laural A. Brown, AIF®

Financial Professional


Laural Brown is a financial professional that assists with the retirement plans, models, and provides service to our clients. She joined our team in 1986 and utilizes her extensive knowledge and skills to ensure smooth and efficient operations. Laural enjoys interacting with our clients to assist in obtaining client’s financial goals and objectives.

Laural holds a Series 7 securities license and a Florida insurance license. She earned an associate’s degree from Eastern Florida State College and a bachelor’s of finance degree from the University of Central Florida. Laural pursued her master’s in finance from Liberty University. She is a 2016 Leadership Brevard graduate – best class ever!

Laural earned the AIF® Designation in 2020. Attainment of the AIF Designation demonstrates understanding of the Prudent Practices® and methodology.

Originally from Ohio, Laural lives in Melbourne and has two adult sons, Joseph and Matthew. She keeps busy with her four Beagle girls and enjoys refurbishing furniture in her spare time.