Marie is an award-winning writer who can find a story anywhere. Connecting people is an important part of her work at Southwest Initiative Foundation, and Marie believes those connections are the key to building a sense of belonging for all our neighbors in every southwest Minnesota community.
Marie has experience as a community journalist as well as a degree in communications from the College of Saint Benedict. She completed the Blandin Community Leadership Program with fellow community members from Glencoe. She volunteers on the Board of Education at her church in Brownton and with the Glencoe Area Community Foundation. Marie is a former board member of McLeod For Tomorrow and an alum of its leadership program.
Position: Communications Manager