In 1988, Mary founded the STUDIO after working at a boutique design company and as Director at The Publications/Marketing Department of The Brooklyn Museum. The STUDIO originally produced storyboards and presentation pieces for advertising agencies but over the years began producing digital production and animation as well.

Today, it is a leading visual communications company uniting the talents of directors, designers, artists, animators, programmers and visual effects artisans to interpret projects in a variety of media, supplying art and editorial services for animation, web design, character development, storyboards, publishing and exhibit design. In short, The STUDIO provides the images that brands and marketers need to reach their audiences.

Mary sits on the Board of Directors for Vision Ed Inc.- a NY non-profit that brings technology education to undeserved public schools. Srina Tea- a socially responsible company whose profits help small-scale farmers in Sri Lanka achieve sustainable development. The US Chapter of World View International Foundation. The Advisory Boards of The Academy of Innovative Technology and City Poly Tech High Schools, Brooklyn, NY.

Mary is a graduate of NYU and has received certificates from WBENC/Tuck Institute at Dartmouth, Columbia University’s CCB Program, The Mayors Office of Media and Entertainment Program at NYU, Additionally she is on the Economic Policy and Legislation Issues Committees of W.I.P.P. (Women Impacting Public Policy).

She has also lectured on several Diversity Panels and represented the New York Digital Arts Community in an Eyes on New York Segment at FMX Animation Festival, Stuttgart, Germany.

Mary is also a passionate photographer, gardener, and mother of two amazing daughters.

  • 2013 WPEO President's Award
  • 2012 Pfizer InDiversity Award
  • 2011 NMBC Women Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 2011 Women Enterprises Business of the Year