Mary Abbott, PhD, RN, MS-Ag, is the managing partner of Mow Beta! Mowing & Snowplowing, a family-owned business specializing in tough mowing jobs as well as snow and ice management in central Arkansas. Mary has been in the snow and ice management business for 9 years, having started as a snowplow operator in southern Illinois. She has also been a Registered Nurse for almost 40 years with the bulk of her nursing experience in critical care and continues to work part-time as an ICU nurse as well as a university nursing instructor. Her work as a nurse has allowed her to develop a keen appreciation for the importance of safe working habits, particularly in challenging occupations such as forestry or snow and ice management. Mary has a PhD in Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Urban Forestry. Additionally, she is a retired military veteran, with service in both the U.S. Air Force and Navy that included a 14-month tour in Afghanistan.