Mary Briemle

Director of Production

It really is a small world after all… Mary found her way to Here Comes The Guide through a couple of fortuitous relationships: She was both the completely put-together sister of Stephanie's childhood bestie and a former coworker/friend/confidant of Lisa, which meant she basically had to become part of our Hoppy Sisterhood. Mary is the ultimate triple threat—she's wickedly smart, adoringly sweet, and oh-so-full of style (Madewell being her favorite guilty pleasure). And she squeezes more into her life than seems humanly possible. She's mom to 3 boys, which means she's part referee and part ultimate soccer mom...24/7. She's a newborn photographer, who's talented at capturing life's most tender moments. And, she deftly managing all things related to the Here Comes The Guide book. Yep. She does all that AND makes it look easy. #allthegoals

Insider Info

Pronouns: she/​her /​hers

Marital status: My back­ground is in edu­ca­tion and there just hap­pened to be this PE teacher at the school where I first taught sec­ond grade. We decid­ed to meet up one Thurs­day evening and haven’t stopped hang­ing out since. These days, we spend a lot of time out in our back­yard or on soc­cer and base­ball fields where our 3 boys keep us busy!

Where you can find me on a Saturday: Well first, cof­fee. If I’m not at a sports event after that, you’ll find me hik­ing in our local hills! I like to end every Sat­ur­day some­where out­side, hang­ing with fam­i­ly and friends. 

My guilty pleasure: Choco­late-cov­ered gum­my bears. And prob­a­bly some top-shelf tequi­la, if I’m being honest.

What I love most about Here Comes The Guide: Here Comes The Guide got me hook, line, and sinker because of the devot­ed women who work here. Whether it’s a friend­ship or col­lab­o­ra­tion on a project, or a sim­ple con­ver­sa­tion, you can count on the women of The Guide to give you hon­esty and integrity.

My source of inspiration: Real­ly and tru­ly, I thrive off peo­ple and con­nec­tions. I’m par­tic­u­lar­ly drawn to peo­ple who are liv­ing out their place and phase in life with hon­esty and vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty. My faith plays into this quite a bit.

Extra-curricular joys: Give me girl­friends, good cof­fee, and con­ver­sa­tion. And if I’m in sweats with a top bun too? JOY TANK FULL. I’m also a new­born pho­tog­ra­ph­er, and it’s such an hon­or to be invit­ed to share a fam­i­ly’s sweet first days at home with their new baby.

Panic button pusher: The stom­ach flu. I can’t even. If I hear that some­one has it with­in a mile of my home I’m wash­ing down walls and hands and doors and windows. 

Favorite wedding detail from my own wedding: Though it was NOT my favorite moment at the time, my dad acci­den­tal­ly dropped me on the dance floor dur­ing our dance. Like, fall-on-my-back kind of drop. But to this day, it makes me laugh and reminds me that no mat­ter how much you try to plan every detail of some­thing, it does­n’t always go the way you thought it would.

Exercise: Hik­ing, hik­ing, and more hiking…with pull ups & push ups thrown in there too!