Our Tryon Office

Meet Our Tryon Team

Michael Baughman
Senior Financial Advisor

Michael Baughman, CFP®
Senior Financial Advisor

Michael joined Parsec in 2016, as a part of the acquisition of Millard and Company. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and is a Certified Financial PlannerTM practitioner. He is also a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor. He is passionate about listening and helping others discern what’s truly important in their lives. Prior to joining the firm, Michael held positions as a financial planner for Abacus, a private banking manager with BB&T, as well as sales and client service positions with SEI Investments. Michael currently serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Luke’s Hospital and on the Board of Directors for Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry and the Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation. He is a board member of the Tryon Downtown Development Association and part of the finance committee for the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Michael lives just outside of Tryon with his wife and 3 children. When he isn’t at work, he loves spending time with his family outdoors, cycling, hiking and playing music.

Juliet Botescu
Client Service Specialist

Juliet Botescu
Client Service Specialist

Juliet joined Parsec in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of South Carolina, and has 10 years of experience in the financial industry. Juliet lived 30 years in communist Romania, and taught herself English by reading the dictionary and memorizing lists of words long before she had anyone to exchange them with, or had any idea that one day she would actually have the opportunity to capitalize on it. She is fluent in three languages, and spends much of her free time serving as an interpreter and providing personal guidance and support to Hispanic individuals associated with her church.

Office Location

22 Depot Street
Tryon, NC 28782

Phone: 828-859-7001
Toll Free: 888-877-1012
Fax: 626-609-3333

Credentials

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AAMS®

AAMS®

Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM and AAMS® are service marks of the College for Financial Planning® and are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the college’s initial and ongoing designation requirements.

AIF®

AIF®

Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and AIF® are designation marks owned by Fi360. These marks represent a specialized knowledge of fiduciary standards of care and their application to the investment management process.

BFA™

BFATM

Behavioral Financial AdvisorTM and BFATM are service marks of the Kaplan Professional Academy. These marks represent that the individual has met the standards of the Kaplan Professional Academy, including completing the education, exam and ongoing certification requirements.

CDFA®

CDFA®

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and CDFA® are service marks of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA)TM. The CDFA® designation indicates satisfaction of initial and ongoing certification requirements set forth by the institution.

CFP®

CFP®

Certified Financial PlannerTM and CFP® are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFB Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

CPA

CPA

Certified Public Account and CPA are the marks that designate excellence for public accountants. CPAs must meet state specific education, experience, ethics, exam and continuing education requirements to use the marks.

CTFA

CTFATM

Certified Trust and Financial AdvisorTM and CTFATM are certification marks of the American Bankers Association (ABA). This mark indicates the individual has met established educational and work experience requirements, and satisfaction of ongoing certification requirements set forth by the association.

CFA

CFA

Chartered Financial Analyst® and CFA are certification marks owned by the CFA Institute. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFA Institute’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

FPQP™

FPQPTM

Financial Paraplanner Qualified ProfessionalTM and FPQPTM are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning® and are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the college’s initial and ongoing designation requirements.

PFS

PFS

Personal Financial Specialist and PFS are certification marks owned by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). This credential is granted solely to CPAs with considerable personal financial planning education and experience.

Credentials

Select a credential to view a description.

AAMS®

Accredited Asset Management Specialist and AAMS® are service marks of the College for Financial Planning® and are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the college’s initial and ongoing designation requirements.

AIF®

Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and AIF® are designation marks owned by Fi360. These marks represent a specialized knowledge of fiduciary standards of care and their application to the investment management process.

BFA™

Behavioral Financial Advisor and BFA are service marks of the Kaplan Professional Academy. These marks represent that the individual has met the standards of the Kaplan Professional Academy, including completing the education, exam and ongoing certification requirements.

CDFA®

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and CDFA® are service marks of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA). The CDFA® designation indicates satisfaction of initial and ongoing certification requirements set forth by the institution.

CFP®

Certified Financial Planner and CFP® are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFB Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

CPA

Certified Public Account and CPA are the marks that designate excellence for public accountants. CPAs must meet state specific education, experience, ethics, exam and continuing education requirements to use the marks.

CTFA™

Certified Trust and Financial Advisor and CTFA are certification marks of the American Bankers Association (ABA). This mark indicates the individual has met established educational and work experience requirements, and satisfaction of ongoing certification requirements set forth by the association.

CFA®

Chartered Financial Analyst® and CFA® are certification marks owned by the CFA Institute. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFA Institute’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

FPQP™

Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional and FPQP are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning® and are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the college’s initial and ongoing designation requirements.

PFS

Personal Financial Specialist and PFS are certification marks owned by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). This credential is granted solely to CPAs with considerable personal financial planning education and experience.

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