Mary engages people to build their capacity to use Niagara-focused evidence, and work together toward the common goal of a more vibrant Niagara. She joined Niagara Connects as Executive Director in 2010, bringing extensive Canadian agri-food industry expertise in consumer education, marketing communications, business development and organization management. Mary is an alumnus of the University of Guelph. in Family and Consumer Studies.
Mary and her family grow VQA wine grapes in west St. Catharines. She is a past-Chair of the Town of Lincoln Public Library Board, Cuisine Canada (Canadian Culinary Alliance), and Jordan Public School Council.