Marie has been a Registered Maine Guide since 1983 and has been a JMG tester since 2006.
She has been owner/operator of Wild River Adventures Guide Service out of Bethel, Maine since 1986. During those years, she created a JMG program in order to bring candidates to testing camp. After experiencing JMG camp Marie saw the immense value in the program and became involved as a tester.
Marie’s outdoor experience includes leading five-week summer trips to the Mistassini region of Canada for the Chewonki Foundation, as well as three-week coastal sea kayaking trips from Wiscasset to Bar Harbor. She has also taught fall and spring leadership and encampment groups. Marie has been leading groups of young children, teens, and adults in the Maine woods for over 30 years.
Marie retired from teaching fifth grade in 2020 after almost 25 years. She still spends much of her free time canoeing the rivers and lakes of Maine and hiking its many mountains.