After completing an MSc in Responsible Tourism Management at Greenwich University
in England, Marie went on to work in Churchill, Manitoba as Program Coordinator for
all tourism products at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. This is where she got
her first taste of dog mushing. She volunteered for a sled dog race that traveled
all the way to Arviat, Nunavut.
Later that interest brought her to the Yukon where she worked for the Yukon Quest
International Sled Dog Race for 5 years, the last two as Executive Director.
Now freshly immigrated to Alaska, Marie continues to volunteer for the Yukon Quest
every year, as well as other local events and fundraisers. Our Canadian colleagues
will be pleased to know that Marie is from Quebec and her first language is French.