Get to Know Us

Mary Ann Boyer:  Co-Founder & Principal

With over 25 years in the environmental field, Mary Ann works with educational institutions and small businesses to craft sustainable solutions.  Mary Ann earned her master's degree from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.  After serving as a Presidential Management Fellow and scientist with EPA, Mary Ann taught high school, middle school, and lower school science for sixteen years.  She has achieved the Garden Club of America's "Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award" for outstanding contributions to environmental education.

Anne Sudduth:  Co-Founder & Principal

Anne draws on her background in the non-profit and corporate sectors to develop and implement sustainability initiatives for educational institutions, with an emphasis on waste reduction.  A graduate of Brown University,  Anne was previously National Director of Community Involvement at Deloitte.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and the Sustainability Committee of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. 

MaryKate O'Brien: Writer-in-Residence

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MaryKate is a 2016 graduate of Williams College with a degree in Environmental Science. MaryKate is passionate about environmental policy as it relates to issues of land use and environmental justice. MaryKate worked as a Program Coordinator for the Environmental Defense Fund, and now serves as the Community Mobilization Coordinator for Philadelphia Youth Basketball. As a writer-in-residence for BSEC, MaryKate contributes articles for the blog and soon-to-be-released quarterly newsletter.

Sam York: Sustainability Intern

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Sam is a 2017 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in classical studies and philosophy. Sam’s elementary and high school education at Germantown Friends School gave him a strong belief in the power of schools to pursue sustainability. He loves to write and is excited to help spread the word about schools’ sustainability efforts through blog and newsletter articles.

Anne Sudduth and Mary Ann Boyer of Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants has been the positive force in achieving our sustainability goal at SCH Academy as the first green restaurant certified school in Pennsylvania.
— Porter Bush, District Manager, CulinArt Group