Mary MacLachlan is originally from Calgary, Alberta where she played for many years with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Allegra String Quartet. She has a degree in music education. While living in Saudi Arabia, Mary taught instrumental music at the American School. Since arriving in Puerto Vallarta in 2004, she has played with the Chamber Orchestra, taught many students and been involved in other musical activities within the community. Mary and her husband, Don have three children and eight grandchildren. Their summer home is in British Columbia.