Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Addition to the ACA Staff!

Please give a warm welcome to our newest ACA Staff member, Barbara Bendele.

Barbara began her love of water at a very young age. As a toddler, she developed the habit of jumping into the deep end of the pool. Her parents and siblings tired of rescuing her so she was quickly placed in lessons to increase her odds of survival. As a teenager she spent the summer canoeing in the wilderness of Ontario, Canada where the black flies left enough bites to keep her busy the rest of the summer connecting the dots.

At The Ohio State University, Barbara met her soul mate. She married and moved with her Marine husband to Hawaii where she continued her studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Transferred again, Barbara completed her B.A. and also her M.B.A. with accounting/finance majors at Marymount College of Virginia (now Marymount University).

Professionally, Barbara became a C.P.A. in 1986 and practiced in North Carolina and Washington, D.C. until the birth of her third child who was born with significant medical challenges that required Barbara's full attention. Due to the demands of her growing family, Barbara relinquished her C.P.A. certification in 1992.

As her five children grew, Barbara became involved in both Girl and Boy Scouts. She served as Troop Leader and Treasurer and is currently a Committee Chair. She reentered the paid work force as a substitute teacher and as a bookkeeper before joining the ACA in June 2015 as Office Manager / Financial Coordinator.

We're so glad to have Barbara on board!

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