Mary was a “cold war” military issue baby boomer, born in Washington D.C. at the end of Dwight Eisenhower’s first term in office and lived a nomadic life in a military family. They majored in History and Journalism at Community College. After taking a class in Women’s Studies with Angela Davis at San Francisco State, they decided against finishing their B.A. and headed out to see what the world had to offer. They landed in a non-profit, and decided this was the right purpose to apply accounting skills. They spent the next 25 years providing accounting support to various San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits; 15 years as Director of Finance.
They were semi-retired, driving for Uber and Zum, then COVID closed everything down. They connected to yli through an outsourced accounting firm, and found yli’s mission and vision in alignment with their social justice values.