Mary-Colleen Underwood otherwise known as “MC” joined our team at HCBTS earlier this month (September 2016) as a marketing/admission specialist. Originally from Seattle, MC spent the past five years living in Denver, Colorado where she received her Bachelors degree in communication and business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Regis University. During her four years at Regis, MC was very involved in the university’s community service program, often planning and hosting their charity events. MC also tutored and mentored students who struggled academically.
After graduating, MC got a job at Nordstrom in women’s shoes where she was promoted to assistant manager within six months. With the help of her manager, MC ran one of the highest volume floors in the company, and managed a team of 22 sales people. MC transferred with Nordstrom when she moved to California and had been working there up until she made the switch to HCBTS.
MC and her husband, Jason, moved to Southern California in May of this year to experience a life full of swimming, sunshine, and beach walks. Once MC knew she was moving to Newport Beach, she knew she wanted to work at HCBTS and started exploring career opportunities. MC lost her father to addiction five years ago and since then has been passionate about helping others who struggle with addiction. Being in recovery herself, she understands, first-hand, the struggles individuals and loved ones face when dealing with addiction.
For fun, MC loves to spend time with her husband, her friends and family and her furry babies, Milly and Hudson. MC’s main obsessions are green juice, coffee, ice cream (and homemade waffle cones) and her dogs. On the weekends, you will find MC in one of two places: Laguna Beach or Newport Beach. Since moving here, MC is soaking up the California sunshine every second she gets.