Mara was born into the restaurant industry; her grandmother opened one of the first Mexican Restaurants in New York in 1956. She would constantly hang out in the kitchen as a child, wait on tables as a teen and went on to manage the dining room as an adult. Unfortunately, the family business was forced to close due to skyrocketing rents. She went on to work in the retail and in the administrative field until she applied for a position at Liberty House in 2003. She worked her way up from a host to office manager and finally, to her current role of Event Stylist. Mara enjoys all aspects of coordinating events from the initial meeting, to bonding with clients, organizing all the details, to the day of, where it all comes to fruition. Her position allows her the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life, put her organizational skills to good use and provides a sense of excitement since no two days are ever the same.