Mary Freeman is a retired attorney who served as Group Counsel for the Office Products Group of Avery Dennison Corporation, and as a private mediator and arbitrator. Mary has extensive non-profit experience, including volunteering with special needs students in the Harvest Garden at Descanso, at the Union Station Adult Center, as a Planned Parenthood community outreach ambassador, coaching and training student and adult mediators at the Western Justice Center, and an adult literacy tutor with the Pasadena Public Library. She has also been a Pasadena Schools Reading Partners’ tutor.
Mary has a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego. Since her retirement Mary has worked on her Spanish language skills, taking numerous classes at Pasadena City College as well as studying in Morelia, Mexico, and Madrid. She and her husband (Michael Davis) also trained in Spain to qualify as teachers of English as a foreign language and spent several months teaching English in Seville, Spain. Mary resides in Pasadena with her husband, and has three children and two young grandchildren. She is an avid traveler.