Baker Harrell

Baker Harrell, PhD | Principal

Baker Harrell, PhD

Baker Harrell

Dr. Baker Harrell is a serial social entrepreneur, founding and leading multiple, successful nonprofit organizations over his 15-year career in the social services sector. During his tenure, Baker raised and managed more than $35 million in funding from federal and state agencies, corporations, grantmaking institutions, and individuals. He also forged multiyear strategic partnerships with some of Texas’ leading agencies, organizations, and companies, including H-E-B, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the University of Texas System, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

In 2019, Baker selected Dr. Amy McGeady to succeed him as the CEO of It’s Time Texas – the statewide public health nonprofit that he founded in 2014. That same year, he received the Texas Health Champion award by Live Smart Texas and the University of Texas School of Public Health – Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living. Baker is an alumnus of UT Austin, where he earned his Master’s and doctoral degrees.

Last year, Baker partnered with Meredith Alderson and his wife Lisa Harrell to found Heyday – a purpose-driven real estate company whose social mission is to address affordable housing in the communities in which it operates. As a Principal at Heyday, Baker leads the company’s strategic growth, team success, and philanthropic efforts. Later this summer, Baker, Lisa, and their two daughters will be moving to Morrison, Colorado, where they will launch Heyday’s Colorado office.

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Valentine's Day is upon us! Looking for some fun V-Day activities? We've got you covered. 

Drive-in movie night at @bluestarlitedrivein [The Princess Bride AND The Notebook!}
Valentine's Day specials from @trulucksrestaurant
Galentines dinner at @devilmaycareatx
Caviar service at @honeymoonspiritlounge
6th annual Love v. Hate dinner at @locadoroaustin
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2022 wrap! We couldn’t be more grateful for this special team. We are so lucky to do what we love. #HeydayLove #2022recap
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Happy Friday folks! Stop by one of our FOUR open houses this weekend. DM us for more info on our current listings! 🏡
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New construction in #Crestview
Buyer represented by @anna_uliassi_realtor

✔️ Luxury, high-end finishes throughout
✔️ European white oak flooring
✔️ Easy stroll to Crestview Shopping Center & new Brentwood Elementary
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The Heyday Group ⁠COLORADO 
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We are thrilled to officially announce our expansion into the Colorado market! The Heyday Group is an award-winning, purpose-driven team at @compass that combines over 40 years of industry experience and diverse expertise. ⁠Follow along @heydaygroupcolorado to stay up to date on our new properties, real estate news, design trends, and local happenings.⁠
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