Marielle’s been a lot of places and seen a lot of things, tapping into her creativity and compassion to help her friends, family, and clients discover the solutions they didn’t even know they needed.
Marielle grew up in North Carolina but spent the summers in New York, eating Italian ice on Jones Beach and choreographing dances to everything from the Lion King soundtrack to Spice Girls with her cousins.
Marielle studied at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she earned a degree in Business Management-Marketing with a minor in Italian (mostly so she could have an excuse to study abroad in Italy.)
After a stint making magic at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Marielle moved to New York City to immerse herself in the energy of the concrete jungle. There, she worked in finance, learning about all things business development and marketing. She also met her husband, Benj, and decided it was time to put down some roots (literally and figuratively — she loves gardening) in his home state of Michigan.
When she’s away from her desk, you can find her restoring her 1914 home to its former glory, repurposing leftovers for impromptu dinner parties, performing with the Detroit Women’s Chorus, or eating her way through the next country on her list (31 countries and counting!). Ever resourceful, just ask her about the time she and her husband almost got stuck in the Seychelles during their honeymoon.