Crummer Connections Podcast & Video Series: Natalie Schmook MBA’06

In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Natalie Hayes Schmook, founder and owner of Hayes Wealth Advisors LLC, a financial planning and investment management services company serving optometrists, optometry practice owners, and their families. Ms. Schmook graduated from Crummer in 2006 as a part of EAMBA 9. Her career started in private wealth management with SunTrust Bank, pivoted to operating a franchise, and then evolved to starting Hayes Wealth Advisors. She and her husband Eric Schmook (a fellow alumnus) continue to be involved with Crummer by assisting with Career Services and participating in the annual venture plan competition.

Listen as she shares:
  • How her father served as a role model who helped her become interested in entrepreneurship
  • Her journey after Crummer working with SunTrust Bank, operating a franchise with her husband, and finally starting her own business
  • Lessons learned from starting multiple businesses
  • How to find a meaningful balance between running a business while also building a life


Production by Victor Media Group, Inc.
Creator / Host: J.B. Adams
Executive Producer: Gerard Mitchell
Video Production: Jeremy Harmsen
Production Assistance: Gerardo Abril

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