Our Team

Charles H. “Chuck” Embs, AIF®  (Chuck@Chesme.com)
Principal/Investment Advisor
President/Chief Executive 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
Air War College, 2016
Employee since 2003

Chuck founded Chesme Capital Management in 2003 on the basic principle of providing prudent investment advice and fiduciary counsel that is free from the many conflicts-of-interest inherent to the financial services industry. Today, Chuck continues to set the strategic direction of the firm and oversees all operations and compliance efforts.

Chuck continues to serve as an Officer in the United States Air Force Reserves and he is the Co-Founder of Zero Day, a not-for-profit organization serving military Veterans through education, vocational training, counseling, and housing assistance.


Stephen M. “Steve” Erb, AIF® (Steve@Chesme.com)
Principal/Investment Advisor
BA, Michigan State University, 1991
Employee since 2005

Steve has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is a leading authority in retirement plan services and prudent investment practices. Steve manages all institutional relationships at Chesme and is committed to comprehensive due diligence on all investment-related matters and the application of a fiduciary standard of care in all client relationships.


Douglas J. “Doug” Vaughn, CFP® (Doug@Chesme.com)
Principal/Investment Advisor
BS, University of Florida, 1991
Employee since 2005

Doug has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is responsible for individual wealth management relationships at Chesme where his combined expertise in comprehensive financial planning and investment management offer the firm’s clients an appropriate level of service based on the client’s goals.

Doug served in the United States Navy for 12 years and actively supports the local community through membership in the DeWitt Lions Club and as a board member for the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing.


Michael J Voorheis (Mvoorheis@chesme.com)
Investment Advisor
BS, Spring Arbor College, 1989
Employee since 2018

Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He started as a financial advisor in 2009, bringing more than 20 years of banking and management experience to wealth management and retirement planning. Mike was previously a CEO & Senior Vice President for a Michigan-based credit union.


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

Angela has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. As a former small business owner herself, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the management and oversight of all business operations at Chesme. Angela also assists the Chief Compliance Officer in the maintenance of the firm’s compliance program to ensure Chesme’s advisory operations remain aligned with all regulatory requirements and responsibilities.


Jessica Noyce  (Jessica@Chesme.com)
Advisory Operations Manager
Associates Degree, Lansing Community College, 2015
Employed since 2010

Jessica has nearly 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is responsible for the management and oversight of all advisory operations at Chesme. Jessica works closely with the firm’s investment advisors to ensure the highest quality service delivered to the firm’s individual and institutional clients.


Miranda Wellman
Client Services Administrator
Dale Carnegie, 2016
Employed since 2018

Miranda joined our team in 2018. She works closely with the firm’s investment advisors to provide client-facing service and support to the firm’s individual clients.