Mary currently resides in Illinois and has been playing the pipes for ten years. She started in high school with the Inveraan Pipe Band in St. Louis, Missouri. During her college years, Mary continued piping and played with the Southeast Missouri University Golden Eagles Marching Band as its sole piper. She had the honor of playing with that band in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2008. After graduating college, Mary moved to Chicago to pursue her piping career. She competes as a soloist in the MWPBA and has risen to grade two. In addition to playing with the Greater Midwest Pipe Band, Mary is also the pipe major of the Chicago Highlanders Pipe Band. Mary would like to thank her mom for the continuous support in her piping, and putting up with the LOUD practice sessions over the years!