Marcia has provided accounting management services to the Bay Area non-profit community since 1998. She was the Accounting Director at the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau (1998-2001) and the Operations Director at San Jose Jazz (2001-2006) before starting her own non-profit accounting management service in 2006. Since then she has provided services to many local non-profits including: Christmas in the Park, Children’s Musical Theater, CreaTV, Zero1: the Art and Technology Network, Illuminate the Arts (Bay Bridge Leo Villareal light installation), Bay Area Glass Institute, Project Hired, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, South Bay Yacht Club, Veggielution, Morgan Autism Center, Rancho Rinconada Community Recreation Center, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Homeless Services Center, Dientes Community Dental Clinic, Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, Institute of Contemporary Art, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, First Presbyterian Church of San Jose, Life Lab (UCSC), Jasper Ridge Farm, and the Steinway Society.
Prior to focusing on the non-profit sector, Marcia worked in the for profit world where she held various accounting management positions over a 14 year period at Smith Kline Instruments and Diagnostics (now Glaxo Smith Kline). Additionally, she provided accounting support to companies in the computer, telecommunications and high tech industries.
Marcia attended the University of Kansas where she majored in Business. She traveled extensively before settling in Campbell 35 years ago. Marcia was on the Board of Christmas in the Park for 6 years and she was on the transition committee to assist the organization in becoming self-sustaining due to the withdrawal of City funding. She actively volunteers with many organizations throughout the year. Marcia has one Son and she is an auxillary member of the Happy Hollow Board, a member of the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at Santa Clara University, and a member of the CompassPoint Financial Professionals Network. She has a passion for traveling, bird watching, jazz and theater. She brings her in-depth knowledge of accounting combined with her integrity and non-profit expertise to oversee the accounting at Starting Arts.