Michael T. Seekell
Paul R. Solberg
First Vice President
Tim joined Baird in 2010 and has more than 35 years of industry experience. Tim believes that prudent investments in the primary equity and credit market can build capital and income over time, and this is vital to the financial well-being of any family. Prior to Baird, Tim was a financial advisor at Peninsular Securities Company where he developed his expertise in retirement planning and investments.
Tim earned his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and went on to pursue his master’s degree from Rutgers University. Additionally, Tim is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
Tim currently resides in Spring Lake with his wife, Carolyn, and together they have four children Sarah, Ruth, Luke, and Maria. In addition to spending time with his family, Tim enjoys history, reading, and going on nature walks. An active member of his community, Tim is a past trustee of both the Tyrone Township and North Ottawa Community Hospital.
Admir S. Lugonjic
Certified Financial Planner - CFP
Admir joined Baird in 2016. The Seekel Solberg Boersma investment philosophy focuses on tailoring plans to each individual or family’s needs and goals. Admir begins each relationship by gaining an understanding of what is important to you – your values, hopes, dreams and concerns. Next, he prepares personalized solutions to meet your goals and objectives. Throughout the process, Admir encourages an open line of communication with you to ensure that you feel safe and secure about your future. His love of people and the financial world led him to a career at Baird where he combines these passions to provide the best possible experience for his clients.
Admir’s areas of expertise include financial and retirement planning. He also has over 10 years of experience in supply chain management with a focus on business financials, giving him unique experience and perspective when assisting clients.
Admir earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business and Finance and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Donald W. Maine College of Business at Davenport University. He also attended Regent’s University in London and Ningbo University in China. Admir is a Certified Financial Planner. He completed his coursework at the Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.
Admir enjoys giving back to his local communities and sits on the Board of Directors for the Grand Rapids Ballet. In his free time, Admir enjoys playing sports, running, kayaking, walking on the beach, eating at local restaurants and traveling. Admir is a global individual having lived in four different countries. Throughout his global experience, Admir has learned three languages and set foot on three continents.
Karen joined Baird in 2001 and has over 37 years of financial service experience. She provides excellent administrative support and has a great understanding of the client needs. She is also known as the office “go-to” person. Karen and her husband Tim are active members of their church, and keep busy as volunteers with local community events. They have two children, Tyler and Kylie. Karen enjoys running, watching her children’s sport activities, and spending time with family and friends.
Elizabeth Gast is a Client Specialist who has been in the financial services industry since 1991. She began her career at A.G. Edwards and Sons in operations before becoming a Sales Assistant. Then in 1994 she joined Smith Barney and then came to Baird in 2009. Elizabeth is responsible for order entry for the purchase and sale of securities, administrative services, account maintenance, marketing, and client events. She holds an Associates Degree from Davenport University. Elizabeth enjoys Golf, Downhill Skiing, Running, and spending time with her family and friends. She lives in Byron Center with her husband, Lance and their 5 children, Emily, Abby, Evan, Alivia, and Charlie.