Our Team

With decades of combined industry experience, Michael Porter, Jeremy Lambert, Heidi Jones, Jason Bentley, Tracy Adams-Kirk, Ryan Zemke, Nancy Carmean, Patrick Kealey, Jody Boyer, and Devin DiFranks strive to help you to define your financial objectives, and then use that knowledge to develop — together — a plan that is tailored to fit your unique needs and preferences, and is in your best interest. We’re proud to offer comprehensive financial planning resources, providing you access to education, advice, planning, and consultation.

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Michael D. Porter, AIF®, AWMA®, CLTC®, AAMS®
Executive Vice President / Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
About Michael

Executive Vice President/Wealth Management, Financial Advisor

Michael was awarded Top 100 Advisors to Watch by AdvisorHub magazine and Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors (Delaware) for 2023. Mike began his career in 1998 with Wheat First Butcher Singer, and transitioned to Morgan Stanley prior to joining Janney. Along with Jeremy, Michael was awarded Financial Advisor of the Year by Janney in 2021. Michael advocates a comprehensive approach to financial planning that integrates investments, taxes, insurance, and estate planning strategies within the framework of a prudently designed financial plan. Michael is a regular presenter on the topics of retirement and estate planning.

Michael enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife Patty and their two boys.

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Jeremy A. Lambert, AIF®
Executive Vice President / Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
About Jeremy

Executive Vice President/Wealth Management, Financial Advisor

Jeremy was awarded Forbes Top Next Gen Wealth Advisor and Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor (Delaware) for 2023. In addition, Jeremy was named as Top 40 Brokers under 40 by Financial Planning magazine in their 2023 national rankings. Along with Michael, Jeremy was awarded Financial Advisor of the Year by Janney in 2021.

Jeremy’s extensive knowledge in financial planning—retirement, estate, education and asset allocation— ensures that our group is able to offer comprehensive financial planning services to every one of our clients. In order to coordinate and implement strategies, Jeremy works comprehensively with clients' attorneys and CPAs. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Jeremy enjoys running, boating and spending time with his wife, Danielle, their daughter, Brynn, and sons Carter and Dylan.

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Heidi L.E. Jones
Senior Registered Private Client Associate
About Heidi

Heidi is a Registered Private Client Associate. She began her career with Legg Mason in 1998. She supports the team with her extensive experience in customer service, organization, and client satisfaction. She assists clients with problem resolution, inquiries, and concerns. Heidi graduated from Goldey Beacom College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.


Heidi enjoys kayaking, reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband Randy.

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Ryan J. Zemke, CFP®, AIF®, CRPC®, CLTC®
Financial Advisor
About Ryan

Ryan is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) who implements a comprehensive financial planning approach for clients. Ryan holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) and Certification For Long-Term Care (CLTC®) designations. He is a regular presenter on investment & retirement planning strategies in the community.


Ryan graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor's degree in Finance. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, Allie, their dog Reese, running, and visiting with family.

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Jason S. Bentley, AWMA®, CLTC®
Financial Advisor
About Jason

Financial Advisor

Jason Bentley joined the team in 2019 after a decade-long career in higher education administration and non-profit management. Jason earned his Ed.D. from Wilmington University, M.S. from West Virginia University, and B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Jason is an experienced public speaker and presenter including topics of financial planning, tax planning, estate planning, college funding, tax-efficient investing, and charitable giving strategies.

Jason is very active in the community as he has served as president of the Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club and the Southern Delaware Estate Planning Council. He has volunteered and served on boards for many other non-profit organizations in the area.

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Tracy Adams-Kirk
Private Client Associate
About Tracy

Tracy has over three decades of experience in the financial industry and has been with Janney for the past 25 years. Tracy joined our team in 2019 and supports our operations with her invaluable wealth of knowledge and problem-solving skills. Her extensive time with Janney permits us to consider Tracy our team expert on industry operations.

In her time away from the office, Tracy enjoys spending time with her two children, Noah and Jacob, and her dog named Dexter. 

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Patrick Kealey
Private Client Associate
About Patrick

Patrick is a Private Client Associate who joined the team in November 2021. He is a graduate of Villanova University in Finance & Management and later earned a CFA designation. Patrick has 40 years of investment experience on the institutional side as Head of Securities Trading with Friess Associates. He supports the team by assisting in client communications and administrative duties.

Patrick enjoys all things Family; his wife, two sons, and two grandchildren are his ultimate passions. He also has a love of photography and scuba diving- sometimes combining both at the same time!

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Jody Boyer, AWMA®
Account Executive
About Jody

Jody joined the team in 2023 as an Account Executive. Before joining the team, she worked in the operations division of Janney's headquarters office where she acquired the drive to pursue financial advising. Jody is hard working, determined, and detail oriented. She is eager to learn about her clients' families, businesses, and their goals for the future.

Jody graduated Summa Cum Laude from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in Economics. She managed the honors program as a student-athlete and is a two-time NCAA champion. Jody enjoys relaxing at the beach, playing and watching field hockey, and spending time with family and friends.

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Nancy Carmean
Senior Registered Private Client Associate
About Nancy

Nancy Carmean, Senior Registered Private Client Associate, started her career in 1982 with Dean Witter. She began as a receptionist and worked her way up the career ladder as Cashier and Operations before becoming a Sales Assistant. In 1997, she became a registered representative by passing the Series 7 and Series 63. Nancy then spent a decade a piece at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. In 2017, Nancy joined Janney Montgomery to help open the new branch in Lewes, Delaware and joined Chesapeake Wealth Advisors in 2022. Nancy is irreplaceable on our team by providing clients with the gold standard in customer service.


Nancy is a lifelong Delawarean having graduated from Caesar Rodney High School and attended Del Tech. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Harold and family. She is active in their church, and likes visiting the beach, hiking, bike riding, and snow tubing.

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Devin DiFranks
Private Client Associate
About Devin

Devin is a Private Client Associate who joined the team in 2023 after her near decade long career in education. She is enthusiastic to discover more about the world of finance and handle client accounts with attention to detail. Devin brings her compassionate nature to connect with clients and provide memorable and personal service experiences. 


Devin graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a minor in Geology. She has taught all subjects and coached many sports at schools in Alaska, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. In her leisure time she enjoys being outside, reading, attending concerts or musicals, and spending time with friends and family. 

Supported By

We collaborate with other Janney specialists, as needed, who have in-depth experience in specific disciplines. Together, we can assess your unique situation, analyze difference strategies, and develop a plan fit for your unique needs and goals.

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Guy LeBas
Chief Fixed Income Strategist, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC Director, Custom Fixed Income Solutions, Janney Capital Management
About Guy

Guy LeBas is Janney’s Chief Fixed Income Strategist, as well as Head of Fixed Income for Janney Capital Management. As Strategist, he is responsible for providing direction to the Firm’s clients on the macroeconomic, interest rate, and bond market investing climate.


Guy authors bond market periodicals, which provide relative value recommendations across the fixed income spectrum. With Janney Capital Management, Guy is responsible for overseeing the Firm’s discretionarily managed bond portfolios, which take a client-tailored approach to generating consistent income across interest rate environments.


Guy joined Janney in 2006. Prior to joining Janney, Guy served as Interest Rate Risk Manager for U.S. Trust’s bank asset and liability portfolios, a role in which he oversaw risk and return on $20 billion of bank assets and derivatives.


Guy is also a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News, as well as a regular speaker at financial industry conferences. He received his education from Swarthmore College, holds an M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and is a CFA Charterholder.


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Mark D. Luschini
Chief Investment Strategist, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC President and Chief Investment Officer, Janney Capital Management
About Mark

Mark Luschini is the Chief Investment Strategist for Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, leading the Investment Strategy Group. In that capacity Mark is responsible for establishing the Firm’s broad outlook relating to conditions in the capital markets and the economy and to develop investment strategies that align with the best interest, goals, and objectives of individual and institutional clients. He also establishes the Firm’s asset allocation models used for portfolio construction and financial planning.


As Chief Investment Strategist, Mark serves as the Janney's investment spokesperson, offering national market commentary and developing asset allocation models and investment strategies. He chairs the investment committee and actively interfaces with both current and prospective clients.


Additionally, Mark directs Janney Capital Management, the Firm’s discretionary investment management division. Under his leadership, Janney Capital Management has delivered competitive investment results across multiple strategies. The total assets under management has grown to more than $4 billion, with nearly $3 billion in traditional equity and fixed income assets, and over $1 billion in various strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies utilizing exchange-traded solutions and mutual funds. Mark served on the Board of Managers for Janney, and currently serves as a Trustee for the Firm’s Pension & Profit Sharing Plan. He is a member of the Janney Wealth Management Department’s Mutual Fund and Alternative Investment Committees.


In Janney Capital Management, Mark chairs the Investment Committee which sets asset class and sector policy and directly participates in managing the equity, fixed income, and asset allocation strategies under its advisory. Mark has spent more than 30 years in the investment industry. He utilizes that experience to speak on topics related to macroeconomics and investment management at seminars and conferences.


His comments and written articles have been circulated in numerous publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s to the New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times, and Money magazine. He has appeared in various media outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg Television, Fox Business News, and CNN.


He has a BA and MBA from Gannon University and holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation from the Market Technicians Association

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