Mary graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting. She has diplomas in Chartered Financial Planning, Elder Planning Counselling, and the Canadian Securities Course. Her community work began when she graduated from university and she has been a lifetime volunteer in many organizations in Yarmouth. A few of her involvements have been with Family and Children’s Services, the School Board, CNIB Board, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and many others.
Currently Mary is the Director of Finance for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yarmouth and on the Diocesan Administrative Board; Treasurer and Financial Administrator of the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives; Treasurer of Sunset Terrace (a boarding home for elder ladies); Finance Chair of the Yarmouth Public Library and Museum; and Chair of a local committee focusing on developing a second heritage district in the Town of Yarmouth.