Mary attended the University of Missouri in Kansas City and completed a Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2000. She is accredited as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through ANCC and has worked with hematology/oncology and rheumatology patients. Mary transferred to Arizona in 2012. She is interested in improving functional limitations of those suffering from arthritic disabilities and has been active in community outreach programs that support the homeless. She is married with two pets: one tabby cat, Harley, and one west highland white terrier, Jackson. Mary enjoys free time with family, nature activities, playing musical instruments, watching old movies and gourmet cooking experimentation.