Andrea (Andy) has volunteered on the Mental Wellness Center Board of Directors since 2010. She has been involved with the finance committee, the audit committee, nominating committee and also served as board chair. Andy was raised in Goleta with her five brothers and sister, after graduating from Dos Pueblos High School she moved to San Francisco where she completed college, then earned her CPA license while working for Price Waterhouse. Andy founded a successful staffing firm in San Francisco specializing in the recruitment and placement of accountants in the Bay Area. After selling her staffing company in 2000, she retired and travelled the world, living a year in San Miguel de Allende. She decided to move back home to Santa Barbara in 2002 and started another business, Accounting a la Carte. She has over 30 years of accounting, bookkeeping and CFO experience. Additionally, she taught beginning and intermediate accounting at several colleges including Santa Barbara City College. Andy is also involved with the Santa Barbara Women’s Fund and was also the Chair for the Santa Barbara AA convention in 2018.