It is pronounced Gary. Yes, she is a girl. It is a family name passed on from her late father. Garri joined our team in January 2016. Garri is thrilled to have rejoined the Mangus Group family after returning to her hometown after being gone for 12 years.
In 2009, Garri received her Bachelor's in Business Administration with a focus in finance from the University of La Verne in Pomona, CA. After graduating, she discovered her passion for personal finance and decided to pursue a career where she could help people learn and improve their personal financial life. In 2009, she held her licenses for the Series 6, Series 63, and CA insurance and began working as a protégée to become a financial advisor.
Various opportunities and circumstances moved Garri and her husband from Southern California, to New York City, and then to Peoria, Illinois. There she continued her career in personal finance at a local credit union as a Loan Officer, Personal Banker, and Lead Teller. She has enjoyed every position that she has held, and tax preparation has been no exception. The most satisfying part of her job is to give her clients peace of mind and help them survive tax time.
Garri joined Mangus Group as a tax preparer and holds her CTEC Licensing with the State of California and is licensed as an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. She received her Master’s in Accounting in July of 2017. She also helps with Mangus Group events and marketing. The Mangus Group annual Shred Day has become one of her favorite events.
Currently, her family consists of her husband, herself, and their son. Garri and Kellen married in 2011, and in April of 2015, they welcomed their son, Keegan, into their family. When not at work, Garri enjoys being home with her family, spending quality time with extended family in Northern California and in Illinois, Traveling, and volunteering at church.