Marie was born and raised in upstate New York near Albany. She graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business College with an Associate Degree in Business Management/Accounting. She also graduated from Empire State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Economics & Finance. She has been working in the payroll industry for over 20 years, utilizing various in-house and outsourced payroll processes, procedures and payroll systems. She has also worked in HRIS and HRMS fields as well as project management, learning and development and system training. She obtained her Certified Payroll Professional credential in 2009 and is a member of the American Payroll Association. She currently works as a payroll consultant for several companies in New York City and most recently was the Payroll/HRIS Manager at a global consumer product company in Connecticut.