Our Team

Charles H. Embs, AIF®  (Chuck@Chesme.com)
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
BS, United States Air Force Academy, 1991
MS, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1995
Squadron Officer School, 2003
Air Command and Staff College, 2010

In 2003, Chuck founded Chesme Capital Management in response to the abuses and conflicts-of-interest that he witnessed first-hand during his tenure, first, as a registered representative and, then, as a Trust Officer for a large regional banking firm. His goal for Chesme was to create a firm that would provide his clients with prudent investment advice and counsel in a fiduciary environment that was free of the many conflicts-of-interest inherent to the financial services industry.

Chuck is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Air Force Institute of Technology, and he is currently active in the Air Force Reserves.


Stephen M. Erb, AIF® (Steve@Chesme.com)
BA, Michigan State University, 1991
Employee Since 2005

Steve has more than 15 years of experience and is recognized as a leading expert in retirement plan services and prudent investment practices. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and has held NASD series 52, 53, 63, 65, 7, and 24 licenses. He  is committed to a comprehensive due diligence process on all investment-related matters.



Douglas J. Vaughn, CFP® (Doug@Chesme.com)
BS, University of Florida, 1991
Employee since 2005

After building a successful advisory practice on his own, Doug joined Chesme to lead its practice management and advisory-services team.  Doug combined his expertise in comprehensive financial planning with Chesme’s expertise in investment management to create an investment advisory team that is second-to-none.  Doug served in the United States Navy for 12 years, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida.  Doug is a member of the Financial Planning Association®.  He is active in the local community and is a member of the DeWitt Lions Club for which he has previously served as president.  He’s also a board member for the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing.


Angela Lewis (Angela@Chesme.com)
Director of Operations
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
Accredited Advisor of Insurance, Olivet College, 2002
Laurel Oaks Career Development Center, 1988
Employee since 2007

Angela ensures that Chesme maintains the highest service standards by coordinating the efforts of the Client Services team.  She is also the Accounting & Finance Manager.  Angela is a former small-business owner and stays involved in the community.



Jessica Noyce  (Jessica@Chesme.com)
Executive Assistant
Associates, Lansing Community College, 2015
Employee since 2010

Jessica has served in customer service positions for both our individual and institutional clients. She is an integral part of our team.