Marianne joined the Preservation Trust in August of 2021 as Office Manager, bringing with her a broad range of organizational, technological, and human-resource skills.
For almost two decades, she maintained a private healthcare practice in Mukilteo, WA, as an acupuncturist before relocating to San Juan Island in the spring of 2020. Prior to her career in healthcare, Marianne held administrative and managerial positions in a variety of industries, including accounting, event management, real estate, and hospitality.
Marianne received her B.S. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Hospitality Management and completed her graduate work at the New England School of Acupuncture. She has participated in Spiritual Ecology courses offered through the Kalliopeia Foundation and plans to pursue her Marine Naturalist Certification through The Whale Museum next year. She has also served as a volunteer at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden in Shoreline, WA, where she assisted in trail maintenance and invasive plant removal.
“I had a fulfilling career for 20 years helping to maintain the health and balance of individual body systems,” she says. “I am excited about working as part of the team at SJPT and spending the next 20 years doing the same for the diverse ecosystems of these beautiful islands.”