Grew up: I was born in Florida, but grew up mostly in the Bay Area
Joined Mission Hospice: February 2016
Mission Hospice in three words: Care. Compassion. Creative.
Passions: I love anything by or in the ocean – and people’s stories
Favorite food: Chocolate. Definitely chocolate… unless wine is a food!
Reading: Just finished Caraval… a bit odd, but a good mental escape
Desert island album: Carole King’s Tapestry
Favorite movie: Field of Dreams (that says a lot about me)
Little known facts: I used to tap dance, and years ago, I studied to be an interfaith minister
On my bucket list: Visiting the Galapagos Islands; living in a home we’ve designed and built
Read Mary’s article, “Finding the freedom to live and die well,” in the January 22, 2020 Almanac newspaper.
*Listen to Mary’s August 2017 radio interview with Cheryl Jones:
“Mary Matthiesen, author of Dying to Make a Difference, inspires passionate talk about death. She facilitates individuals, healthcare and community leaders to take our experiences of death and dying to make a difference in our lives and deaths.”