Mary is a retired high school educator with award-winning art and yearbook programs, and led the efforts to create innovative digital art programs through the AP level in the Metroplex. She and her husband have served on the staff of several faith based non-profit organizations for the past several decades and are passionate about family and community support and collaboration. She originally hails from California and received her BS in Journalism from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, but has called the Dallas area “home” with her husband and four adult children for the past twenty years.