Mary K. Baxter co-founded Dramatic Adventure Theatre in 2006, only months after completing her BA in Communications from Concord University where she studied Public Relations and Theatre. Mary was an active member of the theatre program at Concord and later the President of her school’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, a National Honors Theatre Fraternity. With her chapter, she organized many community service projects which helped raise awareness and funds for local charities focused primarily on victims of domestic violence, aids victims, and sexual assault awareness. She also designed programs to promote appreciation for the visual and fine arts divisions at her university. Mary K has worked as an actor for such companies as Summit Theatre in Bluefield, WV, Texas Legacies in Canyon, TX, Run of the Mill Theater and Downstage Productions both in Baltimore, MD, as well as DAT, and aWe Creative Group in New York City. Her credits include Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors, Grease, Night of January 16th, Under Milk Wood, Oleanna, Sylvia, Antigone, Sex without Pliers, Flora and Fauna, and Variations on Fear, which was named Best Production of the year, 2006 by The Baltimore City Paper and Outstanding Experimental Production 2006 by The Greater Baltimore Theatre Awards. Since DAT's start in 2006, Mary K has played a key role in the day-to-day operations. She also held the position of Production Manager while acting and traveling through Zimbabwe during the workshop process for the original work Voices from Zimbabwe in the summer of 2007 and again for Flight 360, the first Ecuador Project, in the summer of 2008. In fact, since 2009 she has produced every international program at DAT — including 2013 while pregnant with DAT’s little traveling mascot.  

A busy mama, Mary K is always seeking opportunities to further her non-profit experience. She has coordinated programs at Free Arts NYC, kept the books at the Washington International Horse Show, and served as a board member for Heal My Voice — not to mention training staff, running workshops, and consulting for numerous others.  She is a published author with short stories in several books, most notably writing the forward for Feminine Voices: True Stories by Women Transforming Leadership.