Mary grew up in a small town in the North East: Medfield, Massachusetts. Her love for the outdoors started at a young age and she took two NOLS courses, Wind River Wilderness and Alaska Backpacking, while she was in high school. From there she went on to study at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. She continued with her passion for the outdoors and began playing rugby. After graduating college Mary jumped at the opportunity to work at NOLS Teton Valley for the summer of 2016, as an Operations Assistant in rations. Wishing to continue working for NOLS, Mary then accepted an Enrollment Support Assistant job, moved to Lander and transitioned into an Admission Officer role.