Get To Know Wendy
About Wendy J. Cook
In 2007, after serving for nearly a decade as Director of Communications for St. Louis-based BAM Advisor Services, Wendy and her family relocated to Eugene, Oregon. There, she founded Wendy J. Cook Communications, LLC (WJCC) to offer writing, editing and related services to fee-only, evidence-based Registered Investment Advisor firms, including those within The BAM ALLIANCE as well as the wider adviser community.
Like you, Wendy is a strong advocate for the inherent value that your fiduciary, evidence-based model offers you and your clients (not to mention her own portfolio). She also shares your passion for building good, solid business based on good, solid advice.
Wendy began a career in the early 1980s in tech support, but quickly discovered that her interests were in translating technese into understandable English. A corporate communicator was born — taking on subjects from library automation to consumer goods to health sciences … and, ultimately, fiduciary wealth management. She joined BAM in 1998; ever since, she has dedicated her professional interests to advisor firms that implement their strategies with Dimensional Fund Advisors and similar low-cost, evidence-based fund families.
Wendy’s community interests include:
- The Nature Conservancy, Legacy Club member
- Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, volunteer
- Willamette Valley Greyhound Lovers, volunteer
- Oregonians for Water, Parks & Wildlife, former county coordinator
- American Association of University Women, Eugene-Lane County, past board/treasurer
- Holly Hills Improvement Association, past president
- YMCA Literacy, past tutor
Wendy holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in history, minor in Russian from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, she enjoys hiking, spoiling the canine in residence (currently a whippet named Ever), going on Jeep rides with her husband, and generally marveling at Oregon’s natural wonders.