Spotlight On: Mary Austin
My name is Mary Austin. I have three children; Michael 42, Jovonna 39, and Stacey 29. I grew up in Bridgeport, CT. I then moved to Anaheim, CA., in 1981, where I worked for a law firm in Tustin for several years.
In 1996, I moved to Atlanta, GA and landed a job in the finance department of a major corporation. I remained in the finance industry for several years. I loved living in Georgia. I worked part-time at Stacey’s school as a computer teacher for Pre-Kindergarten. Also, I landed a job on the weekend as a Leasing Agent at my current resident.
In 2000, I moved to Jamaica Queens, New York. I was offered a promotion to work with the Credit and Collections Manager. In New York, I attended plays, restaurants, and children’s events. In 2001, I moved back to my hometown and commuted by train to New York. I really enjoyed taking my mother shopping and talking to my father.
By 2012, I lost both of my parents and decided to move back to beautiful California. Currently, I’m raising my grandkids; Hayleigh 5 and Chase 3. I love taking them to the library, movies, social events, and I make education their priority.
In 2017, I earned my MBA with a concentration in Human Resources. Even though I am serving in
a different field, I truly enjoy working at Ability Counts. Tiana makes sure I’m learning the industry and making an impact on the job as well as my personal growth.
I look forward to my future in California.