Mary Fortenberry received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from University of New Orleans in 2002. Mrs. Fortenberry began her career as a Preschool Teacher at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where she quickly rose in rank to a Lead Teacher and help expand the curriculum for the toddler classroom. She also served as Mental Health Specialist at Milestones Mental health where she developed curriculum to be used in group and individual sessions with her clients. Continuing her love of working with patients and those who could not care for themselves, she began working at Diversified Home Healthcare. During her time at Diversified, Mrs. Fortenberry’s skills in the following areas, though outside her field of study, were considered valuable assets to the organization as she helped with developing their company brochures, operations manuals, business cards, and other branding collateral.
Mrs. Fortenberry has been involved with the faith-based community her entire life and as a result, has carried a variety of roles including Youth Director and Young Women’s Ministry Leaders for Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. While serving as Youth Director she has planned youth events that has served over 500 youth. She has also had the privilege of developing curriculum for the Young Women’s Ministries at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church and First Community Antioch. She has also been a key marketing and branding contributor for Franklin Avenue Baptist Church and Good Hope Baptist Church through the provision of brochures, Conference marketing and branding materials, programs for church services, funerals, and weddings, as well as the development and revision of church websites to increase traffic to the website and improve visitors’ ability to effectively navigate the site.
Mrs. Fortenberry has received training and is proficient in all Microsoft Office programs as well as Adobe Creative Suites which enhances her ability to work with each client to meet his/her graphic design/branding needs. When working with clients, Mrs. Fortenberry is deliberate about delivering unique designs that truly speak to the vision of each organization. She has been sought after by high profile companies for her efforts, including, but not limited to Michelin.