Mary Dusing has worked in the office for more than two years. She answers phones responding to all of our members' requests, schedules and calendarizes our many events and assists with technology support.
Mary was born in upstate New York; however, she grew up in El Paso. She studied dance and was a teen model. After high school, she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and worked with computers during the Vietnam War. While stationed in DC, she fell in love with the city.
After serving in the U.S. Marines, she began volunteering with the Vietnam Veterans Against the War and helped organize protest marches. Mary was also very active in the fight for civil and women’s rights. She returned to dance and became a featured performer with the Washington Ballet in the Nutcracker and worked backstage photographing rehearsals and events.
Mary worked for Touche Ross (now Deloitte) from 1973-78 and then joined Sallie Mae from 1978-96. At Touche Ross, she discovered her love for the (then) "new" IBM PC. She became certified in several fields and learned web design. Later, Mary ran her own consulting and web design business, Lark Studios, until retiring in 2007.
Mary has lived in the West End since 1974. She joined the Foggy Bottom Association and volunteered with the West End Library Friends organizing book sales. She has held several positions on the board of her building during a critical 10-year fight to save the building. She joined the Village in 2015. When Mary learned that the Village needed an administrative volunteer, she signed up.