Mary Savage Dixon

Mary Savage Dixon

Digital Workplace Engineer

Ben E. Keith Company

Arlington, TX USA

It’s all about the hustle. If you’re constantly out-hustling and outworking everyone around you, then opportunities come to you.


By Roadtrip Nation

Mary Savage Dixon


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I went to Texas Tech University after high school with the ultimate dream of earning my degree in restaurant and hotel management, moving to an island, and feeling like I’m on a permanent vacation.
Three years into college, I found out my mom had cancer, so I left school to take care of her.
I set down roots, started a family, and didn’t end up going back to college—however, going back and completing my degree was always in the back of my mind.
During this time, I got a job at an apartment management company and worked there for 20 years.
The property I worked for was sold and they didn’t have a place for me besides the IT department—I didn’t have any IT experience but I had a knack for it, so I gave it a try and ended up loving it!
In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and my kids were all completing their schoolwork online, I decided that this was also my shot to go back to school.
I’m currently working as a digital workspace engineer during the day and going to school at night in order to finish my degree so that I can move up in the company.
Keep following my journey


High School


Digital Workplace Engineer

I'm a full stack Microsoft 365 engineer for a food and beverage distribution company.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I may get a call that people are unable to use applications inside their browsers. I'll dig in and find the patches Microsoft pushed out. After identifying the issue, I'll test it on a few devices to verify, write a group policy for the company, and push it out to everyone's devices (about 3800 users). I may also test everyone in the company to make sure they won't click on phishing links. I may help someone who isn't receiving another person's emails. These are some of the typical tasks I do.


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"We can't give you a promotion or title change because you don't have the credentials to do the job."

Challenges I Overcame

Gender Discrimination