Mary Clark has had a lifelong fascination with the ocean and its beaches, having lived on and explored both coasts. While not formally trained, this amateur naturalist has enjoyed a diverse career in television, private and public sector project management and, for the last decade, in real estate currently as a Managing Associate Broker with Engel & Volkers. Together, these experiences have provided a range of perspectives and expertise which will enable Mary to support, and contribute to, the Institute and its programs.
During a day trip to Sable Island in late summer 2020, Mary saw first-hand the abundance of beached trash. This, and other observations and experiences during that relatively brief visit, increased and informed Mary’s concerns about the impact of pollution and climate change in general, and especially about its effects on the island and its flora and fauna. Mary is unabashedly keen about all things Sable Island, and she is thrilled to work with the Institute in its multidisciplinary efforts in education and conservation. From her particular vantage point, knowing some places are simply priceless and need to be protected and appreciated for their awe-inspiring uniqueness, Mary is committed to the Institute’s mandate.