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Located in the historic Tryon Train Depot in the heart of downtown Tryon, Parsec’s Tryon office location offers a step back in time to the way it used to be. Tryon is a quaint and bucolic village nestled in the foothills - the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains. After falling into disuse and disrepair, this local landmark was revived in 2010 by local resident and business owner Andy Millard. Following a complete renovation, the Depot now looks very much like it did 100 years ago.
22 Depot Street, Tryon, NC 28782Phone: 828-859-7001
Toll Free: 888-877-1012
Michael Baughman, CFP®
Senior Financial Advisor
Michael is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor. Michael’s entire career has been focused on helping others identify and pursue their life’s goals. He is passionate about listening and helping others discern what’s truly important in their lives. As a former youth director, Michael has a knack for communicating with others in a relatable and understandable way. His goal is to help clients live the life they want without worrying about money.
Michael currently serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus, NC and on the Board of Directors for Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry and the Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation where he chairs the scholarship committee, responsible for granting more than $39,000 annually to local students.
Michael previously served as a member of the South Region Board for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, (NAPFA) which is the trade association for fee-only financial advisors.
Client Service Specialist
Juliet assists clients with various account transactions, account information and other services, and is responsible for various administrative duties for the Tryon office. Juliet lived 30 years in communist Romania, but made the most of her circumstances. She taught herself English by reading the dictionary and memorizing lists of words before she had anyone to exchange them with. After immigrating to the United States in 1992, Juliet put herself through college and worked ten years for a non-profit organization before joining the firm in 2006.