Mary graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She taught second grade in Lincoln and Kearney, and has been a professional storyteller for the past fourteen years. She currently serves on the Humanities Nebraska Council, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board, Museum of Nebraska Art Board and Kearney Area Storytelling Festival Board. Mary is the proud mother of two children and six wonderful grandchildren with her husband Tom. She is very excited for the opportunity to be on stage with these wonderful performers.