Landscape, planting and ecosystem designer, Marie thrives in creating relationship between living and non-living urban components. She has been putting her skills and knowledge in contribution to some of the most important landscape architecture projects of the decenny. Her design focuses on finding the perfect planting palette for the site to promote the establishment of healthy, thriving ecosystems and year-round dialogs between textures and colors. She has worked and collaborated on a range of public, commercial and residential projects situated in various climatic regions and utilizing plants from the Northeast, Midwest and Western states of North America as well as Europe, the Mediterranean regions and various zones of Asia. Marie favors the use of species endemic to a region, that are pest resistant and drought tolerant, drawing together waterwise, perennial plant communities. She designs a garden to be experienced as an educational resource on the importance of bees and butterflies to flowering plants.