Mary Kohl was born and raised in Chautauqua County. She received a degree in Dental Hygiene from Erie Community College and returned to the area to work. In 2012 she started her own cookie business, Lone Palm Cookie Company. She joined the Reg Board in October 2011. Since joining the board she has gained an appreciation for the many facets involved in theater production. Most of her time on the board has been focused on fundraising.
Mary is involved in The Creche organization in Jamestown to help needy children. She lives in Bemus Point with her husband and two daughters.