DMI Administrative Assistant, Mary Claire Rackley, is originally from Gulfport, Mississippi, but has strong family ties to the Mississippi Delta. She is a 2021 graduate of Delta State University with a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Industry Studies with a concentration in Entertainment Industry Entrepreneurship. Mary Claire has been involved with the DMI since her freshmen year of high school, first, as a DMI camper, next, as a student, and now, as staff.

She is a passionate musician, playing as a solo artist and in two local bands and has performed in Los Angeles, California, with the 2019 DMI Allstars, and provided live entertainment for the opening reception of BPAC’s Dionne Warwick concert. Mary Claire plays at local venues often, and plans to continue her music career while pursuing the iMBA with a concentration in Entertainment Industry Studies.