Mary's latest book Mercury, Miko, and Me: How Holistic Dentistry Healed My Daughter and Saved My Life came out in 2019. Mary has been an educator for forty-three years. She is the co-author of Spelling Mastery Levels A and B, rev. 2007, McGraw-Hill. In 2000, she cofounded Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School. She has also been an advocate for safer products and practices in schools, serving on her local district’s indoor and outdoor environmental quality committees. The policies developed there contributed to Oregon’s 2009 Integrated Pest Management in Schools legislation.