She attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, University of London, UK and Cape Fear Community College respectively. She holds a degree in English Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing , & Minor in Art History and another degree in Interior Design. She owned and operated Appointments Limited Interior Design of Wilmington for 18 years and taught various classes in the Interior Design Department at Cape Fear Community College.
She was also the Project Specialist for Exteriors at Lowe’s Inc. managing contractors and installers for all of the new Roofs, Gutters, HVAC units, Stand-Alone Generac Whole House Generators, Fencing, Decking, and ADA compliant handicap ramps purchased and installed through Lowe’s locations in Porter’s Neck, Monkey Junction and Surf City.
In her off time, Mary-Emily is devoted to her three children and has a passion for everything outdoors and animals of all shapes sizes and species. She has been known to rescue and retrain OTTB’s and anything with four legs and fur or two legs and feathers.
She is an accomplished Equestrian; teaching, competing in and enjoying several disciplines within the sport. Photographing animals and people, Gardening, Fishing, Shrimping, Crabbing, Oystering, Sailing, Travel, fills her time with pure joy when not at work.
She also finds time and resources to volunteer at Church without Walls and several animal organizations locally.
Her favorite place in the world is on the May River in Bluffton, SC with a glass of red wine and it’s incomparable sunset. Spending time with loved ones is her greatest joy.
Work Hard. Be Nice. – Mary-Emily
"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. ~ John Wayne"