Marlys Walker,
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Marlys believes that one should never stop learning. “As technology changes,” she says, “there are always areas to grow and improve.”

That’s one reason she was attracted to McCoy Foat, where there is an environment for learning. She also likes how highly regarded the company is and how her coworkers manage to maintain an atmosphere that is professional yet still friendly. “Communication and support is amazing at McCoy Foat,” she says.

Marlys is originally from Southern California. She started making yearly visits to the Pacific Northwest to visit her brother, and she was struck by the beauty of the region. This, along with the strength of the housing market, eventually convinced her to settle here with her family.

She attended the University of Redlands in California, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Her career started in loan processing, but her interests quickly led her to a position in the accounting department. She has worked as an assistant controller and controller for two California savings and loans companies and as an accounting specialist for a Portland tax consultant.

“I like working with people and being a resource for their business,” she says, stressing the importance of building good relationships and retaining clients. Known for being resourceful and dependable, she wants people to feel comfortable calling her. “I’m excited to get to know the clients here and what their needs are,” she adds.

Marlys lives in Lake Oswego with her husband and two cats. Both her son, who is married, and her daughter live in Portland. When she’s not working, she loves to spend time with family and friends. She enjoys gardening and viewing wildlife. Another favorite of hers is teaching a Bible study class for children one night a week.

Marlys’ Favorites:

Restaurant: Nicholas in Portland
Movie: Singing in the Rain
Weekend getaway: Hood River