Meet Our Staff
Mary has worked as the Grand County Independent Living Coordinator since 2014. She grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and attended Michigan State University earning a degree in Dietetics. She later completed a Master’s Degree in Experiential Education in 2003 and now employs this skill in her Person-Centered Planning. Prior to her employment with NWCCI, Mary served her skills with Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, Grand County Department of Social Services, and The Bridge (non-profit start up).
employing her expertise in service to others to foster personal and social wellness within a community context, bridging resources and social-emotional connections. She is a natural strategic thinker, connector, and includer advocating for individuals and community wellness. She enjoys implementing the Experiential Learning Model when serving others in their journey to health and independence in hopes to identify what would make life more meaningful.
Mary’s accomplishments include assisting to secure funds for Adaptive Fitness, Diabetes Instruction, and Youth in Transition. Mary secured a scholarship from the Consortium of Older Adult Wellness, bringing the National Diabetes Prevention Program to Grand County in 2016. This year, Mary is excited to collaborate with the Special Education Team at Kremmling High School to implement Youth in Transition classes serving students with Individualized Educational Plans to gain Transition skills preparing for post-secondary educational and employment goals.
When Mary is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends traveling the backroads of Grand County, cooking healthy foods, skiing, hiking, gardening and the outdoors. She enjoys ‘Football Saturdays’ with her husband and international travels and culture.