Meet our two newest team members!
Updated: Oct 25
NorthAvenue would like to present our two new team members, Emily Paulus and Chris Smith!
Emily Paulus: Client Service Associate
Emily is our new Client Service Associate who will be handling a lot of the day-to-day communication with our clients going forward, similar to the role Stephanie Bailey held prior to her promotion to Associate Advisor last fall.
Emily is originally from Columbus and now lives in Canal Winchester with her husband Josh. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 2019 with a Hospitality Management degree, Emily pursued financial services within the auto and home loan industries. She enjoyed the close contact with clients while helping them tailor loans to meet their financial goals and is excited to support NorthAvenue’s clients in their comprehensive financial plans.
Working in sales based roles for six years, she was devoted to acting only in the best interest of the client after providing proper explanation and education, particularly when it concerned their financial future. Because of this, she knew she would only work with a fee-only company and was drawn to NorthAvenue’s commitment to ethics.
While in school, Emily worked as an Emergency Medical Technician and a bread baker and still enjoys these on the volunteer and hobby level. She also loves hiking and walks with her dog, Goldie.
Chris Smith: Office Administrator
Christopher (Chris) Smith joins us as our new Office Administrator and will be working our front desk in our physical office as well as handling a multitude of behind the scenes tasks to ensure our clients continue to have smooth, positive experiences.
Born and raised in central Ohio, Chris currently lives in Canal Winchester with his wife of 4 years, Jacci, and their dog Buddy. Chris comes to us after a 15-year career in massage therapy and exercise rehabilitation, followed by a year at a medical office where he excelled in multiple administrative roles. Providing a high level of care and compassion for those he served, Chris looks to bring that same passion to assisting clients at NorthAvenue!
Growing up, Chris spent most of his life in the Boy Scouts of America, learning leadership and teamwork at every level and achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. This paired well with Chris’s love for the outdoors and being active. As an adult, he became an avid rock climber and mountaineer, continuing to spend as much of his life outdoors as he can. When stuck indoors, Chris enjoys watching OSU football and playing guitar.