Mary Diddle · Accounting Coordinator


Mary comes to Pelican Harbor with a diverse background. A native of Nashville, TN, Mary earned her BS Degree in Biology and Marine Science from the University of Alabama. After graduation, she worked for 5 years as a social hostess for Norwegian Cruise Line and continues to work in that industry staffing the ships.

Mary also pursued a career in the arts with Raku pottery and mixed media and sold to galleries worldwide as well as being on the Outdoor Fine Art Circuit for 18 years.

She now teaches multiple mediums at sea with Celebrity Cruise Line and Oceania. She also has management experience in the retail arena for Williams- Sonoma, Laura Ashley and the highest volume Gymboree in the country.

Mary enjoys travel, nature, diving, fishing, hosting for Airbnb and cooking for friends. She now has the privilege of being the Accounting Coordinator for Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, located on the water, with interesting patients arriving daily for care!

During her time as an undergraduate, she also interned at the Conservators Center in North Carolina, where she gained experience with exotic animals like lions, tigers, and leopards.

After graduation, she relocated from her home in Hamilton New Jersey to follow her passions to Pelican Harbor, where she plans to work while continuing her education in pursuit of a veterinary degree.