Bauer is a white man with short brown hair and brown beard. He is wearing a sage collared shirt. He is smiling at the camera, standing in front of greenery.

Bauer Westeren

Community Work Incentives Coordinator
803-779-5121, ext. 136
WIPA Line: 803-509-6557 Option 3
Columbia Office
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Bauer is a Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) for Able SC’s WIPA Able to Work program. As a benefits counselor, he helps promote employment for people with disabilities and works to dispel myths about employment and receiving benefits. Bauer works with consumer who are curious about how working may affect their benefits and helps them understand all of the details about working while on Social Security Benefits.

Bauer worked as a receptionist for a nonprofit mail-order pharmacy for 13 years before joining Able SC. When not in the office, Bauer enjoys trips to the mountain and the beach with his wife, Sarah, or relaxing at home with their cat Morgan.

In 2019, Bauer premiered on the Trustus Theater stage in a play, Cost of Living, which tells the story of people with disabilities.


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