Spring 2018 Staff UpdateSubmitted by Affiance Financial on March 19th, 2018
We made two additions to our staff this quarter — meet Mike Bayliss and Jodi Friendshuh.
Music lover. Animal lover. Data lover. Mike Bayliss joined Affiance Financial in January 2018 as a Business Analyst. As such, he handles Affiance’s data analysis and is working on several integration projects to help the firm’s people and technology work better together.
Mike grew up in Hopkins and has lived in several parts of the Twin Cities. Today, he and his wife, Monika, live in White Bear Lake, but they are house hunting for something with a shorter commute. Outside of work, Mike plays just about any instrument with strings and spent six years with the Dakota Valley Symphony. And he and Monika can often be found at the dog park with Fletcher, their three-year old Shih Tzu-Jack Russell mix.
Jodi Friendshuh joined the Affiance team in January 2018 as executive administrator for partner Steve Lear. Jodi is a newcomer to the financial world, offering a fresh perspective and a strong work ethic. If you haven’t met Jodi yet, you likely will soon. She’ll be the one behind the desk, greeting you with a smile as you walk through our door.
Jodi lives in Buffalo with her husband and three teenage boys. Her sons used to keep her very busy, but now that they are often out and about with friends and jobs of their own, she and her husband are rediscovering what “free time” means. Jodi loves to host bonfires in her backyard on the outskirts of town, where it’s not unusual to see deer or hear coyotes.
As always, please join us in welcoming our latest team members! We’re so glad they’re here.