I am a strategist, a cross pollinator, and an entrepreneur who is obsessed with helping you better understand HOW to serve WHO you serve.


Context Is Everything

Essential data to inform our choices are all around us. Immediately applicable marketing insights are available via keen observation of and in conversation with the communities we serve. They’re harnessed via ethical sourcing of non-propriety online information and trend immersion. Data-driven decisions can provide essential clarity of focus and prioritization, powering intentional marketing. I apply accessible frameworks to inspire confident decisions.

There are a number of ways to engage me:



Detroit-based strategy + insights consulting group


Speaking Engagements & Workshops

Foresight, subject matter expertise + techniques

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TechTown’s Ask An Expert

Free one-one-one strategy + marketing advice


“The complex connections between ideas are often where the most beautiful bits of knowledge reside.”

James Clear


See Examples Of My Work


Retirement Market Analysis

Market, competitive, trend analysis, and journey exploration for a continuing care retirement community.

>> Read case study

Patient Engagement

A digital qualitative study with female healthcare decision makers.

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Retail Workshop

Interactive mini-workshop formulating both a seasonal pop-up strategy and related execution plan.

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Some Things About Mary 

I think of myself as a cross between Russell Crow in Beautiful Mind and Melanie Griffith in Working Girl. I have spent the last 20 years looking for and making connections. I recognize the critical link between strategy and execution. My superpower lies in my ability to synthesize all kinds of inputs that bring context, nuance, and strategic importance to business challenges. 

>> Some (other) things about me

>> Read what my clients have to say

>> Read my blog



 I share... 

...lessons I've learned working for companies like these in industries like consumer electronics, co-working, data security, economic development, enterprise software development, financial services & banking, grocery, healthcare, insurance, medical device manufacturing, and retail: 

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