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Mary is managing editor at Riley Media, which showcases luxury and experiential travel, destinations, and lifestyles on prime luxury digital platforms. Riley Media publishes editorial and video content to a national and international audience on lifestyles site Riley ( as well as on other regional sites in key locations around the world, including Canada, the US, the UK, Europe, and New Zealand.

As a freelance writer based in Bellingham, Washington and Southern California, Mary’s work has also appeared in Southern California Life Magazine, Edible Ojai & Ventura County,, The Malibu Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Guide, and Conejo Valley Lifestyle magazine.

Specializing in international and domestic multi-generational travel and Southern California tourism and culture, Mary has edited several websites, written newspaper and magazine feature articles and a monthly print advice column, and built and edited a monthly newspaper insert.

After receiving a BA in English/Creative Writing and a teaching credential, Mary enjoyed a successful career as a talent representative, managing actors. She then worked as a writer and contributing editor in the magazine world and taught creative writing and language arts. Her additional experience includes public relations, promotions, and marketing. Mary was also co-founder/owner of Gourmet LA Food Tours, which offered food & cultural walking tours in Southern California.


United States

Primary focus of my work

Food, Travel, Wine

How My Work Is Published

Website(s) – my own

Other Associations

ITWA, TravMedia, Travel Massive Los Angeles

Member Type

Regular Membership