Mary Ann Hardy is a lifelong Episcopalian, growing up as a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bellingham, Washington. After graduation from Smith College and the University of Washington, she settled in Seattle and attended St. Andrew’s and St. Clement of Rome for several years. In 2012, Mary Ann moved to Magnolia with her family and joined the Church of the Ascension. She is a Certified Public Accountant and works for the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Her favorite pastimes include cooking and reading.