The Skylight Showcase: New Hires of August 2020

Makenzie Lee

August 28, 2020

Join us in welcoming the three latest additions to the Skylight family, Teresa Alto, Meredith Archer and Paul Bautista! Get to know a bit about them below.


Teresa Alto, Operations Assistant, Cleveland

What causes or community services do you have a passion for?

I am involved in and volunteer for Cleveland Relay for Life, Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center, and The City Mission.

Which celebrity would you choose to play you in a movie about your life?

I would want Tina Fey to play me in a movie about myself because I like to think we have the same witty humor.

If you absolutely had to sing karaoke, what song would you pick?

If I had to choose one song to sing karaoke to, it would be “Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure.

If you could share a beer with any person throughout history, who would it be and why?

I would have a beer with Otis Redding because he’s my favorite singer and I want him to sing me a song.


Meredith Archer, Financial Planner, Cleveland

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

I chose to work at Skylight Financial Group because the values of the organization aligned with my personal values. They believe in getting to know their clients so that everything they do is in the clients’  best interest and helps to achieve their financial goals. The team is like a family and is always willing to help one of their own which is truly amazing to see.

What causes or community services to you have a passion for?

I have a passion for volunteering and fundraising for efforts to fight cancer, and I have been doing this since I was 7-years-old. My mom ran the local Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society, so I created a team with my friends to help raise money to fight cancer. I volunteer at various other events to raise money for cancer research and I also have a passion for helping animals, so I volunteer and fundraise for the Humane Society as well.

Outside of the office, what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy going on adventures, vacations and getaways. One of my favorite places to go is Lexington, KY because I love going to Keeneland Race Track, seeing the horses, going to the races and visiting different distilleries. It’s interesting to learn how everyone does it just a little different, and of course all of the samples at the end are great as well!

What is something about you that surprises most people?

Most people are surprised to find out that I love camping, hiking, four-wheeling, boating, etc. Everyone thinks I am a huge girly girl which is true, but I also like going out and getting covered in mud.

Any big plans coming up?

My boyfriend and I just bought a house. I would really like to get a puppy, but a house and changing jobs is a lot all at one time so my big plan is to get a puppy in the spring. I am just really hoping I can convince my boyfriend it’s a good idea by then.


Paul Bautista, Financial Professional, Dublin

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

I chose to work at Skylight because of the breadth of suitable products they offer, which I feel will allow me to serve small business owners and help them grow.

What causes or community services do you have a passion for?

My wife and I are big advocates for the Childhood League here in Columbus.

What life achievement are you most proud of?

I am extremely proud of my marriage to my beautiful wife of 15 years, and my commitment to my son.

Outside of the office, what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy starting new businesses and helping them become successful. I also enjoy spending time with my wife, son and dog.

Any big plans coming up?

My wife and I are expecting our second child in October!

Thanks for sharing, Teresa, Meredith & Paul!

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