Roberts graduated with honors from Portland State University, earning a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in management.
From 1995 to 2005, Mary Roberts served as CEO of Rejuvenation Inc. in Portland. Prior to that, she was Chief Operating Officer for Hanna Andersson, also in Portland. Additionally, she managed inventory planning and purchasing management for Photon Kinetics and Freightliner Corporation.
In the non-profit world, Roberts has worked with the Women’s Foundation of Oregon, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, the Natural Step Network, Transition Projects, Artist’s Repertory Theater, the New Rose Theater, and Northwest Business for Culture and the Arts.
Since getting involved with the Hoffman Center, Roberts has been an active volunteer and participant in the Clay Studio and recently stepped up to take over the Center’s Gallery programs. “Art is an integral part of the kind of healthy, thriving, happy community that I wish to live in,” she explained.