Mary Poore was raised in western Montana and grew to love all that Montana’s mountains, rivers and lakes had to offer. She graduated from the University of Montana with a BS in pharmacy and later completed her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from National University in Portland, Oregon. She and her husband, Mark James, moved to Flagstaff in 1986 and opened the Flagstaff Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine. Flagstaff provided a welcoming and nurturing environment to raise their three daughters and grow their medical practice. In 2013 Mary retired and now enjoys having more time to hike, run and ski, often with their dog, Sadie, in the lovely pines in and around Flagstaff. She volunteers for the Literacy Center, AFS International Student Exchange program and sings with the Flagstaff Threshold choir. She also volunteered for five years at the Grand Canyon as a preventive search and rescue ranger. Mary has been a longtime supporter of Friend of Flagstaff’s Future, and has appreciated the work they have done over the years in the community. As a new board member, she is honored to be part of this organization that advocates for creating and maintaining a beautiful, prosperous, sustainable, and just Flagstaff.