Mary first started at Australian Lions Hearing Dogs in 1999 as Kennel Manager, before moving into a role as Trainer, making Mary one of the longest-serving staff members of ALHD. Mary is now the Puppy Coordinator, and oversees the procurement, growth, and development of all puppies in our Foster Carer program.
Mary has a great interest in the Deaf community and is heavily-invested in her Auslan studies. All ALHD staff are required to take Auslan classes, and Mary’s passion for Auslan has encouraged staff as a group to practice Auslan on a fortnightly basis to support one another to constantly improve our skills.
When not at work, Mary spends time on her farmland property where she houses sheep, chickens, and her whippet, and enjoys sewing, crafting, and gardening.