Mary Belle is a native Nashvillian, proud dog lover and “parent” to Lola. In addition to serving on the Board of Retrieving Independence, Mary Belle volunteers with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle TN. Previously Mary Belle served on the Board of the Rosemary Beach Property Owner’s Association and held the office of Secretary. Mary Belle’s experience also includes being appointed by Governor Don Sundquist as Director of Communications for the Tennessee Department of Tourism as well as holding various other communications positions in Washington, DC at the Republican National Committee. Mary Belle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Centre College in 1989.

Mary Belle lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband Tony; they have two daughters, Isabella and Sophia. Mary Belle and her family are members of Christ the King Catholic Church in Nashville.