Marie was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She was homeschooled kindergarten through eighth grade and graduated from Providence High School. She attended the University of Florida, where she received a BS in Telecommunication Production in 2008. At graduation, Marie was one of four students to receive the Outstanding 4-year Scholar award. Marie was given this award for her involvement in community service and for graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. She also received the Deans Cup for Scholarship from the College of Journalism and Communication.
After graduation, Marie spent 2 years working for Campus Crusade for Christ ("Cru"), a Christian non-profit organization geared towards ministering to college students. During her time with Cru, Marie had the opportunity to travel abroad and met her husband, Blake, who was also involved in the organization.
Marie attended law school at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, Marie served as a student ambassador on the Student Recruitment Team and was President of the Christian Legal Society. She earned the book award for her achievements in International Law (Fall 2012) and National Security Law (Spring 2013). She graduated from UF Law in 2014 with Honors.
Marie was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2014 and is a member of the James C. Adkins American Inns of Court. She also serves on the leadership team of her local Business Networking International (BNI) chapter. Her law practice includes representing victims of motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, automobile accidents, and premises liability.
Marie is married to Blake and has 1 daughter. In her spare time, Marie enjoys mentoring college women, being involved in the women's ministry at her church, playing pickleball, painting, playing the piano, and spending quality time with her friends and family.