Hi! I am Kelsey Baas, lover of: books, the Baylor Bears, and lately a good game of mahjong. Being a Waco Moms Contributor is an honor and I’m excited to play a small part in our growing community. Here is a little insight into who I am and how I landed in Waco.
When looking at your life in retrospect, it’s clear how the pieces of your life puzzle slowly came together to create a finished product. In the moment, it’s sometimes hard to see the significance of each decision and the path it is taking with your day to day often appearing insignificant. Today my winding path has brought me to a fulfilling life as a mom, wife, doctor of physical therapy and business owner.
My husband and I met at Baylor, graduated and never imagined we would wind up back here. Today, after 8 years of marriage and over a decade together, we are proud Wacoans. Just like choosing Baylor, moving back to Waco to open a business was not what I predicted for myself or my family. In 2017 we saw an opportunity to serve the Waco community and took a leap of faith to open Compleo Physical Therapy & Wellness. I have a passion for serving families and the whole person, incorporating physical and mental health into one space. This is a nudge I am so grateful for and now cannot imagine our life any other way.
After growing up in Dallas and starting my professional life in Downtown Houston, I have learned to enjoy the smaller feel of Waco. We love how easy it is to get places, running into friends everywhere we go, and getting to be a part of a thriving entrepreneurial community.
At the end of 2019 we welcomed our son to the world and a new light was shed on putting family first. Scotty started life with a week long NICU stay and just a few short months later was March 2020, a pandemic, and shutdowns. We have learned from day 1 of parenting that nothing is going to go according to plan so you have to just roll with it!
Thank you for the space to share a little bit about myself. I hope to bring perspective to balancing family/work, female owned businesses, and life as a Waco Transplant.