Baker joined Alabama Heritage in 2001 and brought with her a keen business focus that helped the magazine grow in a variety of areas previously untouched or underdeveloped. Under Baker’s leadership, the magazine team created a strong connection with the Alabama history community and the magazine was open to a wider range of authors, encouraging diverse topics. Baker also sought a way for Alabama Heritage to be involved in public history, including with genealogy groups. One of the greatest accomplishments for Baker was creating a digital media position to digitize previously unavailable back issues and enhance the magazine's presence to newer audiences.
Baker and husband Mac will reside in Anniston with their two affectionate cats, Priscilla and Bootz.