Mary grew up in San Diego. She studied bodywork at IPSB in 1996 but then decided to study to Tui Na with Bill Helm at Pacific College in 2001. She received her HHP in 2004 and s tarted assisting the Tui Na and Thai classes that same year. Last fall she was asked to teach her own Tui Na class at Pacific College. Most recently, she spent 2 weeks in China studying Tui Na at the YueYuan hospital attached to the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition to teaching and assisting at PCOM, she works at the Taoist Sanctuary.