Mary comes from a strong horse back ground which became a career of 18 years with race horses. During that time, Mary held professional Licenses, both as a Jockey and Trainer in two counties. Mary always had a dog at her side starting as a girl growing up on Cape Cod throughout the years as she does today. It is this special connection that led the way to her getting involved with Search and Rescue (SAR). Mary and her dogs, Zen and Teco, hold many awards and citations from local, state and federal agencies for their work in the rescue and recovery of people. Mary started doing agility to assist with her skills for SAR, and now Mary and her dogs compete in excellent/masters divisions of AKC, USDAA and UKI. Mary has put numerous MACH, ATCH, and PACHs on her dogs, starting with Teco, Yuki, and continuing with Wasabi, Prime and Nixie. Mary is always trying to improve her skills, knowledge and abilities by attending classes, seminars and workshops to maintain that close partnership with her dogs.