• Laurie Baer

    Administrative Assistant

When Laurie graduated from Ohio Wesleyan with her newly minted B.A. in International Business and plans to marry her college sweetheart, she thought the road ahead was clear. She would move to the New York City area, find a fabulous job on Wall Street, and take over the company before celebrating her 30th birthday.

Strangely, the road had more detours, twists and turns than expected.

Changing careers several times, being a full-time caregiver, and facing personal financial challenges while raising three lovely daughters have all led Laurie to a deep understanding for our clients who have also reached forks in the road. Her family’s need for disability assistance and reliance upon 1099 employment have caused her to focus on Social Security benefits for Columbus Capital’s clients. Laurie realizes the hard choices that come with life’s challenges and empathizes with clients who need to sell treasured homes to capitalize retirement. Been there. Done that.

Laurie’s most recent pivot, from Hoboken New Jersey to the German Village in Columbus Ohio, provides many opportunities to explore her passions outside the office: hiking and kayaking in Ohio’s many nature preserves, exploring our diverse historical sites, listening to live music indoors and out, taking cooking classes at Columbus State, and cheering on college football teams. Every weekend she visits the Columbus Metropolitan Library and will read 4-5 books most weeks. Feel free to offer suggestions in any genre!