After graduating from Washington College in 1998 Mary worked continually for five years as an actor in theater, film and television.
After the birth of her first child, Ian, she returned to theater but chose to return to the other side of theater that she enjoys. Mary put on her blacks again and moved back stage. She has been working as a Stage Manager, Production Manager and Director since early 2004 and has stayed in blacks through the arrival of her second child, Guinevere. She is currently an active company member of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) and has been working almost exclusively for them since 2004. CSC and her family keep her very busy.