A Washington Native, Mary grew up hiking and camping throughout the North Cascades and Washington Peninsula. Her upbringing in the country helped her learn early the healing qualities of solitude in nature. She blossomed when outdoors and community were combined during here 5 years as a Camp Councilor. Mary continued adventuring in the outdoors through whitewater rafting. It was during her 8 years of guiding she first started leading teens on multi-day wilderness escapades.
Mary received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington University. Her studies focused on how modern technology is effecting culture and community. She is currently in the practicum program at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center to become a certified mediator. She is a Reiki Practitioner and is creating a series of guided meditations for teens.
During her time off she can be found growing plants, bicycling or painting water color.