Calvin C. Chanski, CFP®

“I believe life is all about relational impact. We are most fulfilled when we are able to be a force for good in the lives of others within our sphere of influence. I am grateful for the opportunity to do that working with individuals and families seeking to realize the financial life they have long hoped and planned for.”

With CapTrust Since


College / Degrees

Cedarville University – B.A. Business Accounting/Finance

Professional Certifications & Equipping



CapTrust, Advisor, 2008 – Present


Zeeland, Michigan


Married to my beautiful wife Sarah who’s an absolute rock-star mom to our 1 year old son Decker… and maybe more?  I’ll keep you updated.  Decker is in love with our Pomeranian, Emmie; the feelings are not mutual.

Hobbies and Relaxation

Golf in the summer, Snowboarding in the winter, Desperately trying to maintain fitness year round.


  • Where I’ve Been:
    • Germany (family heritage)
    • Tucson AZ (great golfing)
    • Oklahoma City  (visiting my brother and sister-in-law)
    • Florida (you’re never too old for Disney)

Community Service

  • Higher Ground @ Lake Louise – Board Treasurer

What got you interested in this field?

My first experience with investments was for an algebra project. We were assigned to research, select, track, and ‘trade’ stocks. Though my middle school math class portfolio was completely (and thankfully) artificial, I was fascinated. Ultimately, my studies and degree in business accounting proved less interesting to me and the concept of investments and working more directly with relationships was a more life-giving prospect. Financial advising perfectly connects my understanding and interest for the technical matters of finance with the regular opportunity to interact with people to form meaningful relationships.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the CFP® certification mark, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with plaque design) logo in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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