The next in our August/September series of “Getting to Know Us” bios …
Getting to Know Lynn Iannetta Baker
The Professional Stats
• SAGE Role: Office Manager, aka, “SAGE Solver,” bringing her special brand of calm to our sometimes hectic universe. Lynn is often our first point of contact for client and visitor requests, while simultaneously tending to our smooth-flowing business operations.
• Street Cred: Lynn initiated her professional career in New York City’s garment center, selling women’s sportswear to major department stores. Next, she became product manager at a private label company, overseeing a team of designers, production coordinators and cost analysts in creating product lines according to rigorous, private-label specifications.
• Degrees and Such: Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Rutgers School of Business.
You are a sucker for …
Dogs. All of them, but especially our beautiful black lab Bella. We share a daily, 45-minute walk that I refer to as our “morning chill.” She has a way of looking me straight in the eye like nobody else can. I always wonder what she’s thinking.
Biggest value you would like to pass on to your children
I value kindness and empathy. But I’d say the biggest value to pass on is the importance of moderation in all things. Moderation pretty much applies to all things, and I think it’s particularly important to learn while you’re young.
Most in common with your daughter
I’ve been an avid yoga practitioner for almost 30 years. I find it a perfect way to maintain balance and harmony in my life. As Sarah has been growing up, I’ve been delighted to practice yoga with her; it’s one thing we connect with. Sarah likes the power yoga classes the most – the hard ones. She doesn’t like the slower styles as much. “Too ‘Zen’ for me, Mom,” she says.
From quiet beaches to the big city
Our favorite getaways reflect life’s balance. I love spending time by the water (book in hand). But I also love the energy level of New York City, which we visit often. I think it’s good to have a mix of calm retreat and vibrant activity in life.