Mary, a native of Ventura, California, has served as Director of Guest Services since 2022. Mary previously served as the Ticket Office Manager during the 2022 Summer Festival season and Front of House Supervisor during the 2016 Summer Festival season. She is excited to be back at the Music Academy full-time and grow in the field of performing arts administration.
Mary's passion for performing arts began in college, where she served as the Performing Arts House Manager and as a student usher for UC Santa Barbara’s Arts & Lectures in 2014-2016. She graduated from UCSB in 2016 with a degree in Psychology. Mary previously lived in Phoenix, Arizona, where she worked as a Registered Behavior Therapist with children and teens on the autism spectrum at a local non-profit from 2016 to 2021. While there, she received her master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Mary returned to her hometown in 2021 and is happy to be out of the Arizona heat. In her free time, she loves to spend time by the beach, read, and go to the movies.