Marianne was born and raised in Charlevoix, Ml where she spent most of her childhood on the water.
After finishing school, she co-owned and operated a luxury residential construction company where she spent time learning and listening to clients' needs, helping design and build their dream homes. Marianne has owned her own construction company and worked as a Chief Operating Officer for others. During her twenty-five years of conceptual design, new construction and sales,
Marianne purchased and remodeled countless homes of her own.
Along with her husband Michael, they decided to take their skills for detail, sales and customer service to SW Florida and begin a carrier in real estate in late 2022. She has mentored sales teams regarding customer service, "understanding your buyer" and "keeping the connection".
Marianne has lived the waterfront lifestyle and can assist you in locating the best property for lake living, gulf-access boating, back-bay fishing, kayaking, waterskiing, or wake-surfing. In addition to construction, sales and marketing she has broken the glass ceiling in the competitive professional angling industry with awards such as Angler of the Year and the first woman to win a major event. Marianne was honored by her peers and awarded The Dave Anderson sportsman of the year award in 201 0.
Her respected network in the boating and fishing industry extends throughout the US, Canada and Europe. She has served on the board of directors for Fishing has No Boundaries, was the director for the Youth Events held by the National Professional Anglers Association for six years, has been a contributor to the Make a Wish Foundation since 2009, and has participated in Wounded Warriors on water.