Since 2014, Mary Gaylord has worked as Program Development Partner, and more recently as Managing Partner for Living Room Conversations, an organization committed to helping people bridge the divides that separate them by using small-group, structured conversations on a variety of topics.

She is the product of a Midwestern upbringing and a family where each of the 7 members occupies a different spot on the political spectrum. She has worked as a mediator, corporate client relations manager, human resources consultant, and stay-at-home mom. A chronic idealist, Mary has a strong passion for supporting individuals and organizations that endeavor to make our world a better place. Mary enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains, hiking, skiing, biking, camping, and hanging out with friends and family.