Marianne was born in Miami, Florida. Her family began visiting the mountains every summer when she was 10-years-old. They fell in love with the area and moved here in 1973. She loves to say, “I’m city born but country bred” because of her love for small town and country living with family and friends.
Marianne graduated from Hiwassee Dam High School and Charis Bible College and is enjoying life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is blessed with two wonderful children, four grandsons, a great-grandson, and a great-granddaughter arriving in September 2021.
Marianne worked in the insurance industry for 17 years before joining Appalachian Land Company in 2012 as an assistant to Jo Crowe-Joines. Her hobbies are reading, swimming, painting, interpretive dance, and soon-to-be pickleball and scuba diving.