Mary Ellen Smith



I am busy rebuilding my third career.  My first included 21 years with AT&T/Southwestern Bell.  The majority of those years were as sales manager with some years spent in sales training and product research.  I moved to Bolivar Peninsula in 1983 when I retired from AT&T and bought a business which I owned and operated for 14 years. 


I became a licensed Real Estate Agent in 1995 and a Broker in 97. I served on the Board of GAR for 2 years.  I am currently serving as a member of the GARMLS Board.  Continuing real estate education has earned me designations such as e-pro (Knowledge of use of technology tools), GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute) and SSFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure).


I was President of the Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce for 5 years, served on its’ board for 17 years and has been a member over 24 years.  I am a member of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce.  I was President of the Galveston County Park Board for 1 year and a member for 2 years. I served on the Administrative Council for BayVue Methodist Church for 2 years. I served 7 years on the Board for the Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District. I am a graduate and member of Leadership Southeast Texas.  After Hurricane Ike, I became a member of the Bolivar Blueprint Committee which was organized to seek public consensus on future direction of Bolivar’s Rebuilding efforts as a community.


I am currently Broker and President of Beach or Bay Real Estate, Inc.  I enjoy reading, listening to music, going to movies and plays, watching television, fishing and just being with my friends.  I have two rescue dogs, Bosco, a lhasa and Brandy who is a maltipoo. My favorite charities are Compassion International, Best Friends and Habitat For Humanity.