Mary Alice Baumgardner
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Baumgardner has authored and published four children’s books including: "No Excuses for the Skunk", “Alexandra, Keeper of Dreams,” “Buzzy Newton’s Terrible Discovery,” and “Esther Oyster’s Irritation: Turning Hurt into Beauty.”
Baumgardner graduated from Gettysburg College and received her master’s degree in studio arts from Marywood University. She has taught elementary school art and high school French. She and Allen have another son, Mark, who also lives in Wilmington, N.C., with his wife Julie and their two children, Alysa and Logan. The couple’s third son, Michael, died in an automobile accident in 1998.