A graduate of Kent State University and University of Akron, Marie holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education and Guidance Counseling, respectively. Marie
is a veteran piano teacher and has taught vocal music in public schools
as well as leading both adult and children's church vocal ensembles. As
a performer, Marie
is active with ACFAC (A Chorus for a Cause), Harmony Ringers of Canton,
and is a former member of the Jackson Chorus and VOCI (Voices of
Marie's educational motto is: "Challenge, but do not frustrate. Make it fun!"