Mary says her mother always said she insisted on being different while growing up, probably because she didn't always choose the traditional path. While that is true, she found that embracing "different" worked well for her especially when it came to being creative. While her life has changed direction many times, it has allowed her wonderful opportunities to experience life in all of its beautiful dimensions. She has owned her own business designing children's clothing, served as an Executive Director for a non-profit organization,and managed several businesses in a marketing and director capacity. Mary said, "I believe everything up to this point has been a culmination that has landed me here in this place we call Paradise, doing something I love with the people I adore." She is happily married to her husband, John and enjoys spending her spare time outdoors. She has three great children and is the proud grandmother of six beautiful and perfect grandchildren.