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Dawn M. Hemming

Founder & President

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.

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Autumn C. Soltysiak, CFP®

Partner, Financial Advisor

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.   

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Suzanne D. Stepan, CFA®, CFP®

Suzanne has 30 years of experience in financial and investment management. Prior to joining hemming& Wealth Management, she was a Portfolio Manager with an independent advisory firm.  Her primary role is managing client portfolios.  With her extensive experience aligning individual portfolios to meet specified target risk tolerances, Suzanne works directly with clients to help them make individualized financial decisions. Together the goals are aligned to confidently navigate life's transitions.  The process entails modeling portfolios to ensure a diverse spread of quality holdings, which requires daily security monitoring, market analysis and asset allocation review.   Suzanne possesses a broad knowledge in a variety of financial securities, trading strategies and financial markets.   

Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from Lawrence Technological University. In September 1999, she received her Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) certification and in July 2010, certification as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in accordance with CFP® Board Certification and renewal agreements,

During the winter months, Suzanne enjoys skiing with family and friends and in the summertime, you might just find her either kayaking, hiking or smiling happily while camping in a tent.

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Kelly Junga

Operations Manager

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.

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Kathleen Loup

Operations Associate

Kathleen joined the hemming& team as an Operations Associate in August, 2016. Before coming to hemming&, she spent a decade in the service industry, engaging her passion for client relationships, adaptability and performance. Kathleen is a Certified Paralegal and a Michigan Life and Health Insurance Resident Producer.

In her free time, Kathleen enjoys collecting unique rocks on nature walks and exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes with her family. Kathleen spends Sundays in the fall and winter rooting for her favorite football team, The Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Alison Lantz

Operations Associate

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.   

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Angela Pahl

Client Service Associate

Angela joined the hemming& team in April of 2019, serving as a Client Service Associate. She brings over 20 years of office administration, project management and client centered expertise. She is passionate about providing focused, professional care with a personable, kindness-centered, approach.

Angela studied Music and English at Indiana State University and the University of Cambridge, where she received a certificate in English Literature. She enjoys playing (and previously teaching) the piano, traveling, cooking and reading.  A native Hoosier, Traverse City has been her home since 1992. She shares her life in Northern Michigan with daughter Elizabeth and life partner Brad.

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Alirea Junga

Reporting Specialist

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.

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Diane Brown

Client Service Associate

Diane joined hemming& in September 2016 and is now enjoying retirement with her husband, Mike.  She will continue to be a part of the hemming& team, working on special projects and events.   Diane’s sunny personality and experience in IT, accounting, and running a family business brings many valuable resources to the team.  

Diane enjoys being outdoors while participating in activities such as biking, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and of course water sports!  Her number one favorite past time activity is spending time with family & friends.