US Civilian, Consultant & Founder Pivotal Impact LLC
Adopted by a WWII Veteran (USN, Pacific), Mary grew up on the East Coast. Always at home outdoors, she moved to Boston to enjoy the ocean and mountains further North, working as a copywriter and Master Social Worker. Gaining experience in hospitals, mental health clinics and inner-city Housing Projects, she then headed West and established a counseling and retreat business. In 2011, Mary was invited to serve as a counselor and Program Director for National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center (NVWHC), a residential retreat program in NM for Veterans managing post traumatic stress and other challenges common in high-risk operating environments. In 2017, she left NVWHC and founded Pivotal Impact, LLC (formerly Heart Scars 6), serving Veterans and civilians via education and retreats. Determined to enjoy that work-play balance, Mary is often found hiking or sharing laughs with friends.