Her career began as an English teacher at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane. Moving to a role of middle school counselor enabled her to focus more on the helping process. After many years as a counselor, she assumed administrative responsibilities in the school district central office as the administrator for the Student Services Department.
Currently, Mary is the Director of the Master of Arts in School Counseling program at Gonzaga University. She teaches courses directly related to school and advises and supervises the school counseling students. In addition, she helps facilitate the procedures and requirements that support the completion of the school certification process. Mary feels fortunate to be able to contribute to the counseling profession at the University by drawing on her knowledge, skills, and experience to prepare graduate students for a career in school counseling. Mary is married to Tom and has two adult children and two grandchildren.