Mary Thierry is a Cybersecurity Analyst and Office Manager with Alpine Security. She is earning her Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity from Maryville University in Missouri. Mary was raised in rural Illinois on a farm, in a small town with 500 people in it. If you ask her nicely, Mary will tell you how to start heavy machinery on a cold morning, the best types of fertilizer, and the best places to build a deer stand. Earlier in her career, Mary taught special education, and then worked as a higher education facilitator for disadvantaged teens. Mary has a disabled daughter and is an advocate for persons with disabilities. Outside work, Mary loves to spend time with her family, bake, read Science Fiction/Horror, and attend Yoga classes.