Mary was born and raised in Wisconsin, the youngest of 7 siblings. She is a proud Mom of 3 sons and Mimi to 8 grandchildren. Her husband Tom and her have been married for 30 years and have lived in Alachua since 2006. They are huge fans of the Wisconsin pro and college sports teams.
Mary retired in 2018 from the insurance/investment business. Prior to that, she managed two Bed and Breakfast properties, as well as, an Assisted/Independent Living Facility. Her earlier work history was in the Administrative field with Michels, Inc. and John Deere.
Mary's hobbies are cooking, gardening, spending time at the beach, and traveling to spend time with her family and grandchildren. Her true passion is promoting and playing pickleball. Mary started playing in 2018 and has been a member of USA Pickleball and has served as a USA Pickleball Ambassador for Alachua County since 2019. She is also a Level I Certified Instructor with the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and a Selkirk Advocate. Mary demos, educates, and helps surrounding and local community players purchase the best Selkirk paddle for them.