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Getting to Know Us: Mary Trigo, Controller

By Paige Powers, Marketing Coordinator |

We hired a variety of different positions at GAMMA Sports before and during the COVID pandemic. One of our pre-pandemic hires was Mary Trigo, our new Controller. We're excited to have her on the team and can't wait for your to learn more about her. Keep reading below to learn about some of Mary's hobbies!  

What is your current position at GAMMA Sports and how long have you worked here?

I am the controller and I have been at Gamma since February 2020.

How did you come to work with GAMMA?

I was in public accounting for 12 years and was looking for a change and an opportunity to broaden my skill set and was very excited to join Gamma when I learned about the controller position.

Where did you go to college and what was your major?

I went to college at the University of Houston and received my bachelors and masters degree in accounting.

Texas, huh? That’s pretty awesome! Did you grow-up there? When did you move to Pennsylvania?

Yes, I did grow up there. My husband and I are both from Houston, Texas. We transferred to Pittsburgh about 7 years ago for his job.

What’s your favorite part of working at GAMMA?

I love how engaged everyone is. Each department has weekly meeting so we can catch up on open issues and it helps focus us as one team.

When you’re not working here at GAMMA, what else can we find you doing?

At home playing with my boys. I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old. I also have 3 cats, so it is a pretty full house.

You definitely have your hands full! I hear you also love volunteering. What are some organization that you’ve volunteered with?

I currently volunteer and serve as the finance advisor for the Woodland Hills Foundation. It is a wonderful organization that is working to increase community involvement and increase resources for the Woodland Hills school district.

Do you play pickleball or tennis?

I play Tennis. I also like enjoy exploring the parks and walking trails in Pittsburgh.

What are some of your favorite trails in Pittsburgh?

This past year I have really enjoyed Falls Run Park trail. That was our go to place this past summer and my boys loved playing in the water and finding rocks along the trail.

What are some other things you like to do in your free time?

I love to play to play the cello and to read.

Wow! How long have you been playing cello for? Have you read anything good lately?

I have played the cello for 25 yrs. I recently read Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. It was really great and I couldn’t put it down. I ended up reading it in one weekend.

If you had one day to do whatever you wanted, what would you do?

I would spend the day on a hammock, reading and then go to a spa and finish out the day with delicious Mexican food and a margarita.

What’s one piece of advice you wish someone had shared with you when you were younger?

Don’t stress the small stuff.  

Rapid Fire Round

Summer or Winter: Can I answer Fall!

Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate

Beach or Mountains: Mountains

Cats or Dogs: Cats

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie Dough

Favorite Food: Nachos

Favorite Band/Singer: Tegan and Sara


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