Since 1992, Dawn Hemming has worked as an investment advisor, offering investment, insurance, and plan design services to small businesses and individuals. Her passion led to building a firm founded on delivering exemplary service to clients, combining a background of business management, education and counseling. Creating an infrastructure to support top notch service, Dawn developed a team approach to delivering wealth management services. Dawn loves to devise creative tax savvy solutions for each client's particular set of goals and is passionate about listening carefully to the client's needs and concerns, and creatively working to address those needs. Dawn is a lifelong learner, recording hours of continuing education to stay in the forefront of changing tax laws and planning strategies. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Master’s in Business Administration.
Dawn and her husband Jed own a cherry orchard on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. They raised two daughters on the Old Mission Peninsula. In her spare time, Dawn loves reading, puzzles, downhill skiing, river kayaking, travel and biking.
Autumn has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and financial advisor for more than 15 years. Her passion is coaching clients to make smart money decisions based on their priorities and considers this her calling. “The most rewarding piece of my job is to take complex issues and find a simple and smart strategy to achieve client’s goals and track the progress, ultimately helping clients focus on what’s really important.”
Autumn studied portfolio management, earning a degree in Economics at Michigan Technological University and the Applied Portfolio Management Program. In 2015, Autumn merged her practice with hemming& Wealth Management from Sagemark Consulting and Wells Fargo Advisors.
Autumn and her husband Matt, a high school Spanish teacher, live in Traverse City with their twin daughters, Jo and Maddie. On Saturday mornings you can find them riding bikes to the farmers market or the beach.
In 2015, Kelly joined hemming& Wealth Management with over 10 years of experience in the financial industry. Currently, she is the Operations Manager with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Kelly’s career began as a receptionist at A.G. Edwards & Sons, quickly becoming a Registered Administrative Assistant lending support to multiple advisors.
Today Kelly continues to use her expert knowledge in firm compliance, financial planning, insurance, and investing to provide support to clients. She is a vital part of day to day operations.
With her husband George, she transferred to Traverse City from Port Huron. They have three grown children and three teenagers at home. They enjoy camping, fishing and kayaking on the Manistee River. George and Kelly celebrated their 20th anniversary with a Harley Davidson Road King and look forward to a trip across the Mackinac Bridge any chance they get.
For almost twenty years, Alison worked in education as a teacher, family advocate and Early Childhood Program Director. Most recently, she was a local Funeral Arranger, bringing a deep appreciation for the estate and financial planning process. In 2018, she joined the hemming& team as an Operations Associate. Alison has a passion for building strong relationships and finds great reward in listening, supporting, and strategizing.
She and her husband Ben live in Traverse City. Together they have a large family ranging in age from 12 to 27, including two sets of twin daughters. Alison is an avid gardener who enjoys creating meals fresh from her garden. She also loves cooking, reading, knitting, and especially spending time with her family.
Marissa joined hemming& as an Operations Associate in September 2019. Her attention to detail is as strong as her ability to see the big picture, which has quickly made her an asset to the team.
Marissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Northwood University. Her past experience with the 86th District Court and the Grand Traverse County Sherriff’s Office has developed her depth of experience in compliance, finance, and research. Marissa adds value to the hemming& team with her adaptability, desire to take initiative, and by actively engaging with our client family.
In her free time Marissa enjoys kickboxing, kayaking and snowmobiling.
Alirea Junga is a recent graduate of Northwestern Michigan College. Alirea is responsible for data and reporting in the office, along with lending her expertise on technology programs at hemming&. In the time that Alirea has joined the team she has proved incredibly valuable with her can-do attitude.