On leaving school Marilyn worked in two offices in Waiuku for a 9 year period before ceasing paid employment to raise her 4 (now adult) children. Whilst raising her children she also assisted her husband with his business. In May 1997 she joined the company (as Wilson Stafford-Bush) as a part-time receptionist. This position soon became full-time as the business grew, and in the intervening 12 years her role within the accountancy practice has grown, as has her interest, to encompass most aspects of a medium sized accountancy practice.
Marilyn's family history in Waiuku spans five generations and her local knowledge has been an advantage to the practice and the clients.