Mary has been at the Danforth since 2011. Previously, she was a greenhouse technician at Monsanto. Mary grew up in St. Louis and is a graduate of SIU-Edwardsville with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Photography. She worked as a designer and creative director for over 20 years. She's also a graduate of the St. Louis Community College Horticulture Program and is a Certified Horticulturist through the American Society of Horticultural Science. Mary's on the adjunct faculty staff at STLCC-Meremac and owns her own landscaping business called Blue Sage Botanical Services.
Mary's main crops are cassava, arabidopsis, pongamia, and russian dandelion.