Kristen Bauer, president and chief executive officer at Laird Norton Wealth Management, has more than two decades of experience in private wealth management, financial services, and business management. She is passionate about working closely with multiple generations within successful families to help them navigate challenges, change, and generational transitions. Before joining LNWM, Kristen was a senior leader at Tiedemann Advisors serving as Managing Director for the Pacific Northwest. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS).
Kristen has been passionate about children, communities and connecting to the environment since her early 20s when she first took a Tom Brown course in New Jersey. Since then, she has been involved in several different initiatives focused on preserving nature and deepening our connection to it. First, as a summer instructor at a Native American based camp in Indiana where her children now attend and most recently as the Vice Chair of the board for The Nature Conservancy. She originally came in contact with The Wilderness Awareness School when it first came to Seattle in the mid 90s and was a student of several courses led by Jon Young. She is excited about bringing all her skills and experience to help further the mission and vision of WAS.