Marie received her B.A. from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She began working with Addiction recovery in Dayton and Kettering, Ohio before relocating to Houston, Texas in 1998. After completing her Certification in Christian Counseling and Board Certification in Christian Therapy from Grace Bible Institute, Marie expanded her efforts to help others improve the quality of their lives by receiving her Masters in Psychology from The Institute of Theology & Christian Therapy. Marie uses a Biblical approach to counseling with practical steps and tools that concentrate not only on the mental and physiological causes of illness, but on the spiritual aspects as well.
She created the curriculum, and with her husband Gary, taught the 2-Into-1 marriage seminars, and has facilitated several Twelve-Step recovery based programs such as Celebrate Recovery.