Marie started in the events industry in 2011 after nine years as director and producer for theatre and film in Edinburgh and New York. She believes a strong story is essential to event success and dedication to the details is the only way to ensure a flawless execution. Marie’s professional career comprises corporate, non-profit and government events, including live performance, conferences, product and program launches, screenings, festivals and fundraisers. Her varied experience has left her a wizard of logistics and her unflappable sense of humor can rescue any challenge. She graduated from the University of Houston with dual degrees in history and theatre and followed with a master’s degree in directing from NYU. Outside of planning events, she is writing scripts, designing a passive house and travelling abroad with her beloved husband.