Marianne is a veteran journalist whose work appears in regional and national publications, and a marketing writer for corporate clients. A lifelong arts enthusiast, she has been a member of the St. George Arts Commission since 2015. She also serves as special events manager of the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival, and as a contributing author for St. George Health & Wellness Magazine. An advocate for healthy lifestyles at every age, Marianne is a water fitness instructor for the City of St. George, as well as a race director for – and competitor in – the Huntsman World Senior Games. She is also the national race director for the power walking events at the 2019 National Senior Games. Marianne and her husband, Doug, are the founders and co-administrators of the USA Power Walking Association, and serve as co-directors of the St. George Wine Club, a social and philanthropic organization that supports local arts and educational programs.