We are thrilled to host Mary Elaine Baker at this year’s VetXpo Conference!
Mary Elaine Baker grew up in a loving multicultural home right outside of Savannah, Georgia. She has been immersed in a military lifestyle since birth with her father serving our country for over 30 years. She later married her husband, Brett, and entered the world of being a military spouse. Her entire life, she experienced first-hand the many challenges faced by dependents of the military. She is very familiar with the stress of having your loved one serve.
She and her husband Brett conceived of Patriot Advantage as a means of giving the spouses of military and public servants flexible job opportunities while meeting the needs of their clients. Patriot Advantage is a military spouse and veteran-owned boutique business that provides virtual administrative and marketing solutions for business owners and entrepreneurs who are task saturated.
Recognizing the untapped potential of military spouses who often have difficulty maintaining traditional employment, they conceived of Patriot Advantage not just as a business opportunity but also as a vehicle for creating positive social impact by matching this talent pool and others who share the company’s values with entrepreneurs who needed to focus their time on their core business.
When Mary Elaine isn’t cultivating strong working relationships and mentoring others, you can find her raising a family and occasionally relaxing on the beach with Brett, their two children and a glass of Cabernet.