Marian has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from The College of William and Mary and has been in the field for about 18 years. She started out as an auditor for Ernst & Young where she honed her analytical accounting skills as well as her understanding of financial controls and procedures. Marian then worked for a start up and then a government contracting firm before finding her niche which is non-profit accounting. For the last 12 years, Marian has worked with several social service non-profits and is currently serving on the board of the Alexandria Friends of Mental Health as their treasurer. She has put into place controls and procedures as well as structured the accounting system in most of the places where she has worked, particularly the non-profits. Marian believes in combining her financial skills with her love of supporting good causes.