Mary was born and raised on Vancouver Island. Since she was young she has enjoyed exploring tidepools, hiking in the woods, and climbing trees. Mary has a diverse academic background in biology, environmental studies, and clean energy engineering. She’s passionate about her work in the renewable energy industry and spends time in nature to stay grounded. Mary looks forward to connecting with other local families that are ready to meet up and enjoy the natural gems in and around Nanaimo. When she’s not volunteering with NatureKids, you can find her identifying local plants, birding, or exploring the great outdoors with her little one.