Mary was born in Lima, Ohio and later moved to Cincinnati where she graduated from Sycamore High School. She attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, serving as captain of the Women’s Track & Field Team and competing in the Discus, Hammer Throw, and Javelin. After graduating in 2003 from OU with Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education, Mary moved to Las Vegas, NV, where she taught middle school and coached track at a high school. In 2009, she received her master’s degree in mathematics curriculum from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A few years after moving to Colorado in 2013, Mary felt a career change was necessary and became the development director for the nonprofit River Bridge Regional Center where she manages grant writing, reporting, fundraising, and outreach with the community. Outside of work, Mary enjoys reading, movies, traveling, camping and live music. Fun fact: she has a deaf dog, Tuli, whom she and her husband have taught “sign language”. Mary comes to RFL Mastermind eager to connect with new people in her community and develop her business and personal communication skills.