Mary Dowling worked for 14 years as a hospital CEO, where her writing focused on business and health related topics. Since retiring, Mary has actively explored creative writing, as well as drawing and watercolor. She shares all three of these interests with her grand-girls, which often results in an exchange of stories, drawings, and paintings. Mary is currently a docent at the Worcester Art Museum, after in-depth course in art inspired her interest in the evolution of the visual arts and its link with writing and other creative practices. She is an original founder of Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative and served as SBWC’s President.