Mary received her undergraduate degree in Spanish from Carroll College in Helena, MT. She later pursued additional schooling and received her Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1986. She worked in various positions in private and public accounting and for the last 14 years has been the Financial and Philanthropic Analyst for St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation.
Mary and her husband Steve have four grown children and three grandchildren. They enjoy golfing, fishing, and spending time in Arizona.