Mary has studied reiki for several years and completed Reiki Master training. She is the founder of SeaCrate beach and ocean box. She serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Sea Glass Association where she is also Education Chair, and lectures at a number of sea glass and beachcombing conferences around the country. 

Her lifelong journalism career includes writing and editing at a number of magazines and newspapers and she has written three novels. Mary is a mother of four on Maryland's Eastern Shore where she enjoys kayaking and beachcombing. She is currently working on a nonfiction, beachcombing-related book. Find her on Twitter, FacebookPinterest and Instagram.