Mary Viola-Barber

Office Manager

Lehigh Carbon County Community College

Mary has experience as an office manager, paralegal and executive assistant. She has also been employed as a bookkeeper and assisted with human resources. She has been employed in government, public and private offices during her career.

Mary fulfilled her life-long dream of moving south by relocating from Pennsylvania to South Carolina in early 2021. She loves her new home state and is looking forward to spending time with her husband enjoying the beaches, parks, theatre and learning to play golf. She also enjoys spending time with her four children and grandchildren. Mary and her husband, Dino, reside in Margaritaville with their beloved goldendoodle, Ruger.

Describe your process:  Begin each day with a positive attitude knowing that you can get through anything that comes your way; as Teddy Roosevelt once said, “Believe you can, and you are halfway there.”

Quote relevant to your work life:  “Together we can do great things” - Mother Teresa and; “An important attribute of success is to be yourself. Never hide what makes you, you.” – Indra Nooyi (former CEO of Pepsi)

What is that life changing song or album:  Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
What Doesn't Kill You – Kelly Clarkson

Who is the best movie villain:  Harley Quinn – I admire her strength, agility, durability and immunity to the toxins of the world – she makes me laugh at her crazy unpredictability and her clown themed weapons

What is the next thing on your bucket list:  Learning to Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa and Cha-Cha

Where would you relocate if you were forced to leave the country:  Cabo San Lucas (only because I am forced to leave the country – otherwise I would stay in my beloved United States, and move to Key West)