I am passionate about many things: my family, my work, the arts, making meaningful connections, and striving to challenge myself to learn new things. I feel fortunate that several of my passions have converged, allowing me to work on behalf of non-profits and artists in making their organizations and projects reach new levels of success.
Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., I studied ballet and read voraciously. Even then I understood that dedication and commitment were needed when pursuing your dreams. My hard work paid off as I received a full academic scholarship to attend Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where I majored in English.
After graduating with honors in 1998, I went on to work in publishing for close to a decade, first for the book division of The Jim Henson Company and then later as a publicist with Workman Publishing and Quirk Books.
I received my Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University in 2012. Since entering the arts sector, I have worked as the Communications Manager for BalletX, Company Manager for Pasión y Arte, and as a consultant for various arts organizations and artists.
I live just outside of Philadelphia with my husband and two young daughters.
Expertise. Intuition. Ingenuity.
"Mari is a consummate professional with a clear commitment to and passion for her work. She combines experience with creativity to develop strong marketing plans that deliver results. She’s smart, driven and, frankly, a lot of fun to work with."
Brett Cohen -
"I had the pleasure of working with Mari in the early stages of BalletX's development. She was the first full-time marketing coordinator for BalletX and we had a wonderful time working together. She is thoughtful, hard working, and extremely dedicated to the arts."
Christine Cox -
Artistic and Executive Director
"I have been working with Mari since 2015. She brilliantly handles all aspects of PR, marketing, venue management, social media, and much more. She is highly organized, hard working, excellent with details, deadline oriented, and totally dependable. Mari is great with people and is a creative problem solver. I feel very lucky to have her on board."
Elba Hevia y Vaca -
Artistic Director and Founder,