Mary is a Certified Crisis Counselor and a former fire fighter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SUNY. Board Certified by The National Center of Crisis Management and American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She is a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.She continues counseling first responder personnel and works with traumatic grief and loss support for veterans and first responders.
Founder and director of an international nonprofit organization working with the Dalai Lama's govt in exile assisting refugees and torture survivors throughout the Himalayan region, directed projects assisting Native American families on reservations under the guidance of Ms. Delores White Hat, Lakota Tribal Elder.
Co owner of an organic tree care company serving Boulder County 20 yrs and devoted gardener on her organic farm for 24 yrs.
Colorado Mental Health Community Reach Centers "In recognition of extraordinary achievement in the coordination of educational outreach regarding vicarious trauma on behalf of Colorado's 1st Responders to Hurricane Katrina" and the United States President's Call to Service Award in recognition for life time achievement of 4000 hours of volunteer work to assist communities and individuals at home and abroad.