Mary-dith Tuitt was born on the Island of Montserrat in the British West Indies. She graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1985 and entered the United States Navy soon after. Mary served 14 years as a Navy Aviation Machinists Mate, first on active duty and then in the active & inactive Reserves. In 1991 she returned to Boston and became a student of East Coast Aero Technical School (Nationally Approved Training College). She currently serves as Chief of Staff for State Representative Gloria L. Fox and has worked as Constituent Services Coordinator for a Boston City Councilor, providing support to the underserved communities of Boston and working on various political campaigns. Mary is a volunteer in the Boston public school system, and also assists in various community youth groups and her church in Dorchester. She began her own business designing and debuting Special Events in 1987, which involved degrees of planning, floral designing, church & hall decorating, and procurement. Mary is a proud mother of two children and a foster mother to a high school classmate of her daughter.