Professional and Experienced Staff

Jim Myers

Jim Myers, CPA
President / Founder

Jim is president and one of the founders of the firm. He has been working in the consulting, tax and accounting fields since 1984. He graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1988. He was born and raised in Escanaba and has lived in Walled Lake, Marquette, Sheboygan, Wisconsin and now resides in Ishpeming with his children Zach and Madison. Jim specializes in business consulting and development, business, indivudal, estate, trust, and non-profit tax preparation and is familiar with various accounting programs, especially QuickBooks. He enjoys spending time golfing, side-by-side riding, volunteering and travelling.

MICPA
AICPA

Member of Michigan Association of CPAs (MICPA) and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

MJ Chapman

Mary Jeanne Chapman, CPA
Vice President / Founder

Mary Jeanne, also known as MJ, is one of the founders of the firm. She was born and raised in Ishpeming, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Michigan University in December 2009, with a degree in accounting and financial planning. MJ specializes in individual and business tax preparation services, business development, and is a QuickBooksPro Advisor. She enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors with her husband and daughters.

MICPA
AICPA

Member of Michigan Association of CPAs (MICPA) and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

Jodi Prophet

Jodi Prophet
CPA

Jodi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Northern Michigan University in December of 2000.  Since, she has worked with many different types of businesses and individuals assisting with tax, accounting and financial needs.  She specializes in business, individual and trust tax preparation, and business consulting. Jodi was born and raised in Ishpeming, and currently resides there with her family.  She enjoys reading, attending kids sporting events, spending time with family and traveling.

MICPA
AICPA

Member of Michigan Association of CPAs (MICPA) and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

Chelsea Bath

Chelsea Bath
CPA Candidate

Chelsea graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Corporate Finance. She plans to sit for the CPA exam in the near future. Chelsea was born and raised in Negaunee and in her free time she enjoys reading, playing tennis and swimming.

Ashley Aquino

Ashley Aquino
CPA Candidate

Ashley graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2019. She has started to study for the CPA exam and plans to complete her certification in the near future. Ashley enjoys hiking, snowboarding, reading, and knitting. 

Austin Smith

Austin Smith
Accountant

Austin joined our team in September 2019 as an accountant and receptionist. Growing up in Ann Arbor, she moved to Marquette to attend Northern Michigan University and completed her social work degree in 2013. Austin has over 5 years of experience in QuickBooks and over 17 years of customer service experience. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her children and husband, kayaking and cooking.

Mike Hoag

Mike Hoag
CPA Candidate

Mike graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2022. He is planning to sit for the CPA exam soon. With over 12 years’ experience in management and sales Mike is looking forward to his career as an accountant. In his free time Mike likes to go camping, read, and play with his children. 

James Schmidt

James Schmidt
Accountant

James graduated with his Masters of Science in Accounting from Michigan Tech in 2017. He enjoys preparing tax returns and financial statements. James lives in Marquette with his wife and dog where he hosts barbecues and explores the area’s extensive trail networks. 

Dave Jorns

Dave Jorns
Office Manager

Dave joined Chapman & Myers as Office Manager in October 2022. He recently relocated to the UP after living in Louisiana and California. Dave has extensive customer service and administrative experience. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and enjoys travel, the outdoors, and design.