Mary has 25 years of experience as a strategy consultant and philanthropic advisor working at the conservation, climate, and finance nexus. She founded Long Haul Advisors in 2014, an advisory firm, to assist US foundations, families, and nonprofits on strategy, program design and execution, and conservation finance including, among others, the Fidelity Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Climate Resilience Center, Merck Family Fund, Land Trust Alliance, and National Park Foundation.
Mary served as Director of Conservation for Fidelity Foundation where she launched a new program and built a new portfolio of investments focused on landscape conservation and urban conservation, with an emphasis on climate resilience and equitable access to nature. Prior to Fidelity, Mary was Director of the Liquid Assets Project, working to develop innovative water sustainability impact investments in the American West, focusing on municipal finance and agriculture. Mary held various roles at The Lyme Timber Company, a timber investment management organization, where she co-managed a national advisory business and conducted due diligence to support timber and other real estate investments.
Mary holds a Masters of Forestry from the University of Washington. She served as Board Chair of the Vermont Land Trust and the Northern Forest Center and currently serves on the Center’s Investment Review Committee for innovative finance. She co-chaired the inaugural chapter of Slow Money, Vermont Chapter to increase private investment in sustainable food businesses and was lead author of Revolving Loan Funds, a chapter in “From Walden to Wall Street: Frontiers of Conservation Finance.”