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 close to 20 years, utilizing various in-house payroll processes, procedures and systems, specializing in over 10 yrs of PeopleSoft Systems. She obtained her Certified Payroll Professional credential in 2009 and is a member of the American Payroll Association. She currently works for a large multi-media corporation in New York City as a Manager of Time and Attendance Administration.