Marie is an asset manager for Hawthorne at Bay Forest, a multi-million-dollar luxury property here in La Porte. Marie is originally from Galveston, Texas, but has lived in many different places before settling back in the area. She is a mother of 3 beautiful children, Alissa (18), Juliana (14) and Royce Jr (2). Marie joined Rotary because her passion is to be involved in the community where she lives and works, to help not just with Rotary but in her everyday life. She lives this out as a member of the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club, and through her individual volunteer work through NextDoor to help disabled and elderly community members, serve at homeless shelters, and more. Marie rides/races dirt bikes and has won a local, state, and national competitions; she is self-described as very competitive. She also enjoys adrenaline sports, spirits, outdoors, anything water related, camping, hiking, and snowboarding.