Great People Spotlight: Allyson Reed


Team Member: Allyson Reed, tax

Team Member Since: April 2018

What’s your favorite thing to do in Austin?

Being outdoors. Either hiking, boating on Lake Austin, walking Lady Bird Lake, or enjoying a meal on a patio.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Amy’s ice cream and going to bed ridiculously early

What’s your favorite quote?

“But if not, He is still good”

What’s your favorite way to relax?

Take a barre class, go on a walk or run, or sit on our patio with my daughter, husband and dogs.

Where would you like to travel?

Mexico City and Oaxaca are next on my list

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

I’ve heard from many people that Allison Williams is my doppelganger, so maybe her?

What did you want to be when you were a child?

A dolphin trainer until I was a teenager… Then it changed to a vet. Not sure when it went from that to a CPA…

What do you enjoy most about what you do at ML&R?

The satisfaction of serving and building a relationship with our clients. We have some amazing clients and getting to know their stories and how that affects what they do is one of my favorite parts.

What does work-life balance mean to you? How does ML&R facilitate work-life balance?

The ability to be present when at work, but mostly the ability to be present when I’m away from work. “Be where you are” is something I’m working on in 2020. For me, that means turning off the emails and work thoughts when I’m with my family and not feeling guilty or that I’m doing something wrong by doing that.

What makes ML&R a “Best Place to Work”?

The support from everyone. Everyone here has a very different background and is at MLR for different reasons. Everyone embraces that and supports you in achieving whatever you wish to get out of ML&R.

What do you enjoy about working for a locally-owned firm?

The reputation we have with everyone in the community. It’s amazing to see how people respond when you first meet them and tell them you work for ML&R. There is a level of respect they have for you just because you’re associated with this organization.

Want to work alongside Allyson and the rest of Team ML&R? Check out our careers page. Need Allyson and the Tax Team for a project? Reach out to us.


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