Meet Our Team

Don Vaught

     Don is the President of Vaught & Associates Financial Services, LLCImmediately after graduating from Greensboro College with a degree in Business & Economics, Don was asked to manage a branch of a North Carolina savings & loan. Don has navigated the financial industry for more than 30 years, building experience at companies such as NCNB (now Bank of America), Lincoln Financial, and Edward Jones. Don has held many positions, including banking, regional sales, national sales, marketing, and now in strategic investment planning.

As a Financial Advisor for LPL, Don works with people of all ages and has gained understanding of the issues people face through the different stages of their lives. His clients have the freedom to choose from the many types of investments available to them, or they may ask for recommendations Don finds would be in their best interest. Don believes his role with his clients is to be a teacher and a coach, and brings his own financial experience to the table to help clients make an educated decision for their financial situation.

Don loves the Midlothian community, and works with organizations like the Brandermill Rotary Club, the Boy Scouts of America, the MIdothian YMCA Board and Woodlake United Methodist Church to give back to it. When time allows, he enjoys participating in charity golf tournaments or running in local races. Don met his wife Jane at Greensboro College; they have been married for 44 years, and together they have one son, Andrew.



Eli Spangler

     Eli is an LPL Financial Representative and has been with Vaught & Associates for over seven years. In the office he helps onboard new clients, prepare and analyze reports, place trades, plan client events, and other important operational duties. If you would like online access to your accounts, Eli can set you up over the phone in minutes. In 2019, Eli acquired his Series 7 held through LPL Financial, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Care licenses. He looks forward to using his experience to help clients plan for their financial futures.

     Eli grew up in Denver, Colorado with his parents and his brother Cody. He moved to Virginia in 2012 and began working at Vaught & Associates part-time before eventually becoming full time and getting his license. Eli is a member of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and sits on their CHAMPS Committee, which works alongside local high schools to help foster professional development skills in their juniors and seniors. In his free time, Eli enjoys camping, canoeing, fantasy football, and visiting with his family in Roanoke and Lynchburg.  He also enjoys traveling back west as often as he can. 



Joan Skelton

     Joan is our enthusiastic and personable Office Manager, and she joined the team in December of 2015. Joan graduated from the University of North Carolina and is a true Carolina fan for life. Joan and her family have lived in the Richmond area for over 30 years, and she has 20+ years as an office administrator. Joan is an important member of our team, and she is able to assist with many of your requests over the phone.

     Joan is the director of her church choir in Chester and has been a vocalist in a number of praise bands. She has four children and four grandchildren, who she loves to spend time with when she is not kayaking, gardening, running, performing, or spending time with her husband. She and Joe have been married for 38 years.