Mary, Mary quite contrary, or in this case; Mary quite extraordinary! Mary Jones is our Human Resources Director. She takes on the task of doing payroll for over 100 employees and has two tutoring sites that she attends every week. Mary came to us from Sonia’s old company Christian Credit Counseling. Following the closing of CCC, Sonia was looking for a trustworthy face to aid in Andson’s early days, so asking Mary to come back on board was an obvious choice. “I was in banking for over 20 years and most definitely ready for a career change,” Mary explained.
Mary was born in North Carolina but grew up in Carlsbad, California. Over the course of having her four daughters, Mary went to Mira Costa College for one year, started working part time at Security Pacific Bank and then Home Savings (which are now Bank of America and Chase Bank). Despite being regularly surrounded by finance, the idea of doing something more for the youth consistently kept a place in her heart. “I’ve always loved kids and always wanted to help people,” she recollects. “I was excited to help the children that really need help.”
When not working, Mary spends lots of time with her family. They frequently go on road trips around the west coast “I remember about 15 years ago, Dave, me and our 4 girls, were driving from California to Utah to celebrate my father's 75th birthday. So we all squeezed in our F150 Ford Truck, 3 in front, 3 in back, luggage in bed of truck. It didn't take long for the girls to complain about how crowded they were in the truck,” she laughed. Mary also enjoys reading, the San Diego Padres, and the San Diego Chargers.