After graduating from UCLA, I went to live in London, thinking I would meet the Rolling Stones or Beatles. What I found was a career in accounting and returned to Los Angeles and became a CPA. I passed the CPA test in the top 4% of the country, thereby learning that hard work and discipline definitely pay off. I was one of the first women to work for Alexander Grant in the Beverly Hills office, a national CPA firm. This groundbreaking experience helped me to understand that I had to work a little harder than everyone else, which is how Mesinger Jet Sales has always worked. In the 18 years I worked in public accounting, my area of specialty was financial accounting, which included the preparation of financial statements for decision makers.
We moved from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Boulder, Colorado, in 1993. Jay and I decided my background in accounting and financial analysis would complement his aviation business, and we began our working partnership that has spanned more than 20 years. Now with both our sons working with us, the business continues to thrive and flourish. The other two members of our team, Ruth and Andy, have become an important part of the Mesinger family and contribute to the excellent work the entire organization does within the aviation industry. We also have two daughters; one works in the field of mergers and acquisitions and the other in design.
Hiking with my dogs, Benny and Leo, is my passion as well as being with my five beautiful grandchildren! I have also served on several boards, one being the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder.