Mary Lou began her telecom career in 1997, supporting the Local Competition department of Pacific Bell in Northern CA. From there she moved onto the Trunk Planning and Engineering department, where she picked up her RBOC network experience. After moving to Oregon, Mary Lou began working for RCC Consultants, where she acquired her bill auditing and CLEC Consulting experience. In 2003 she established BackUP Telecom Consulting and has been a valuable resource to many new and existing CLECs, IXCs, Paging, and Wireless companies ever since. Her uncanny ability to find solutions to the difficult problems has won her a place of respect in the telecommunications industry!