Reach the Beach

MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico sponsored a team of 12 enthusiastic Firm members to participate in the 2015 Reach the Beach Relay. This exemplified the Firm’s commitment to provide an opportunity to members to develop deeper bonds with one another and share and learn from new experiences.

1:30AM Saturday, September 19th: MFA Asset Management Director C.M. Macgowan is running downhill somewhere between Gilford and Allenstown, NH and crosses the 100 mile mark on the MFA Team’s 200 mile journey from Bretton Woods to Hampton Beach. A journey they would run, together, in an unforgettable 32 hours. 

Staying true to their character as a team of CPAs, they created a spreadsheet and were keen to update it with each teammate’s respective time. This helped to nail down exactly where teammates were going to be and at what time. Their strategy worked, as the team came in 309th overall out of 500 teams and 90th out of 185 teams in their division. MFA’s culture is one of camaraderie and commitment, both of which were evident during this relay – teammates running extra miles for each other, skipping sleep to support each other, and inspiring one another. From the beautiful scenery to jokes that would keep the team moving, there were lasting memories created along each stretch of the course.  

6:30PM Saturday, September 19th: The MFA Team reaches the beach, together.

“Less than 1% of the population will take on a half marathon, even less will take on a relay of this magnitude in such a short time period…” said Team Captain and MFA Partner Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy. “Our Team and everyone who completed Reach the Beach did something extraordinary. Putting yourself out there, doing it with a smile on your face and being there for your teammates is huge – if you get the opportunity to do something extraordinary, take it.” 

Reach the Beach

Team Taxmanian Devils after reaching the beach. From left to right – Back: Brian Lesniak, Chris Annand, Dave Doucette, Shannan Cuddy, Bill Duratti. Front: Kerry Hanafin, Kathryn Trautwein, Dana Nauerz, Ashley Cox, Craig Eaton. Not Pictured: Pat Kelleher and C.M. Macgowan.

About MFA - Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico

MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP is a proactive CPA and consulting firm located north of Boston with national and global reach. Since 1981, clients have relied on MFA’s exceptional tax, audit and consulting services, but have stayed with us year after year because of our value as a proactive and trusted business advisor. Our over 140 professionals, including 17 partners, facilitate growth for our client base by going beyond ‘nuts and bolts’ accounting and supporting them with deep expertise, critical guidance and strategic advice when they need it most.

About Reach the Beach Relay

The Reach The Beach Relay is one of the oldest and longest running relay races in the United States. The 2015 Relay took place in picturesque New Hampshire during the start of the New England foliage season. The event started at the Bretton Woods Ski area. From there, the course takes teams through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, past fields, lakes, mountain top vistas, and the occasional covered bridge ultimately finishing along the Atlantic coastline at Hampton Beach State Park – NH.