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.