Mary was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. When she was 8 years old, her family moved to South Knoxville, and they quickly called Knoxville home.
She is one of seven children and graduated from South Doyle High School. Mary received her associate degree from Roane State Community College and her bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College.
Mary and her husband have been married for 33 years. They have four children and three grandchildren. Family is very important to Mary, so in her free time she enjoys spending time with them as well as baking, reading and watching golf.
“There is too much negativity in the world. I want to show that a positive attitude and a little determination can go a long way.”
Mary is passionate about the mission and values of Emerald Youth Foundation and is striving to make the world a better place in her day to day life.