Mr. Baker graduated in 2000 with a BS degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in business communications with a minor in marketing. During his time at UNCC he was a four year letter winner as a Conference USA starting pitcher (All Freshman Team in 97, All Conference in 98 and 2000). He was signed by the Atlanta Braves in 2000 as an undrafted free agent. He spent 3 seasons with the Braves (Rookie, Low A, High A and Double A) before being traded to the Florida Marlins in 2003 for Mike Hampton. After being traded, the following 3 seasons were in the Florida Marlins organization (High A, Double A and Triple A) before retiring in 2006. For the past 16 years he has been active in the youth baseball markets. His experience includes, but is not limited to, camp instruction, coaching, pitching instruction, league coordination, marketing efforts, talent evaluation, etc. Currently he provides pitching instruction to clients in the Houston area that range from the ages 7-16. In addition to the personal instruction he is the head coach for the 13U Frozen Ropes baseball team in Katy, TX.
Mr. Baker has had a very successful business sales and operations career. In 2006 he joined ThyssenKrupp Elevator as an outside sales associate and was recognized as the top sales associate in the Southeast Region. By 2009 he was promoted to sales manager in Baltimore, MD where he managed the Mid Atlantic sales force. His group led the Region in overall sales growth and was recognized as the most productive team in the Southeast Region. Prior to his departure in 2012 his Baltimore team was awarded the “Best Branch” in North America for 2011. Since 2012 he has been working for United Technologies (Otis Elevator) where his roles have included sales, sales training and general management. Currently he is the General Manager for Amtech Elevator (Houston, TX operation) a subsidiary of Otis. As GM he is solely responsible for the entire Amtech Houston operation which includes leading 52 employees and delivering P&L expectations to the Otis Southern Region. Recently under his direction the Amtech Houston office has been recognized as the largest year over year profit growth (%) in 2014 and the largest year over year service growth (%) in 2015 for the Otis Southern Region.