Mary Jo Drake

is an instructor for New Mexico State University-Alamogordo in the Business Office Technology Department teaching College Accounting, QuickBooks and PeachTree.  She also serves as coordinator for the Accounting Laboratory assisting students prepare for their accounting and math classes.

Drake is well known in New Mexico for her passion for ballooning.  She helped establish the White Sands Balloon Invitational and is President of Fly the Rainbow, Inc., a non-profit organization which provides hot air balloon rides for handicapped people.