When Trish Young joined Antonini & Cohen four years ago as an accountant, she brought a wealth of lifetime experience.

Raised in Oswego, NY, on Lake Ontario, Trish joined the Army in 1988 after a short career in nursing. She went on to serve eight years before going back to college to pursue her dual degree. Accounting and HR seemed like the perfect fit for small businesses looking to hire a Jill of all trades. In 2000, Trish’s husband retired, and the couple decided to relocate to Atlanta. Trish went to work for a consulting company as an accountant, eventually learning about Antonini & Cohen from a local CPA firm.

Trish had experience working for other law firms, so she understood the special accounting requirements of a business like Antonini & Cohen. After interviewing with Marshall, Trish was hired on a part-time basis—quickly moving to full time as the firm grew. “I really like the team here,” she said. “We work hard, but we also have fun. It’s also more giving and more understanding than other companies I’ve worked for. Family still comes first.”

It’s also easy to understand why Trish is a favorite with her co-workers. She loves to cook and regularly brings in Indian, Spanish, and vegan dishes, along with her signature meal: stuffed pizza. “The A&C team loves the stuffed pizza,” she said. “Cooking relaxes me, and it’s fun to make food for other people.”

When Trish isn’t keeping up with the firm’s books or whipping up masterpieces in the kitchen, she likes to stay active, especially with her granddaughter. She heads to the Great Smoky Mountains for hiking, tubing, and horseback riding. She also swims and runs. And when she’s ready for someone else to cook for her, Trish likes to visit Carrabba’s Italian Grill for their wood-grilled chicken, PF Chang’s, or the Cheesecake Factory—though she says it’s hard to walk away without indulging too much in their namesake dessert. With her active lifestyle, Trish is also looking forward to retirement (someday). She hopes to eventually travel to Europe.

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