Marcia Pentony Swires grew up in Pleasanton, California. Ms. Swires attended college at University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Université de Poitiers, France. Prior to joining the Music Academy in 2010, Ms. Swires worked in finance and human resources for Islands Publishing Company. Marcia Swires enjoys using computerized accounting programs, but also still loves a freshly sharpened No. 2 pencil, and she couldn’t live without “T” accounts. Ms. Swires' favorite part of her job is problem-solving.  

A Ventura resident since 2001, Marcia Swires enjoys listening to all kinds of audiobooks during her commute. Ms. Swires also volunteers in her local community on behalf of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), serving on their board, coaching, and, quite recently, refereeing. You’ll find her out at the fields at every opportunity.

When Ms. Swires has free time, she likes to solve crossword puzzles and can never get enough of reading. Marcia Swires also is very competitive against her Words with Friends opponents and enjoys the challenge of a good game.