Marie started hunting a little later in life, but has always been into working dogs. When Marie was in her teens she owned and operated a dog sledding team with her sister. During college she was employed at Trieven Sungold Kennel where she received first hand training in all aspects operating a kennel. Marie then moved to Idaho where she was fortunate to find a job with Lazy Triple Creek and Blixt & Co. Blixt operated traditional European driven hunts. Marie was given a 15 min lesson on how to handle one of the ranches pick up dogs, a small lab named Ryder. This experience put the fever and joy of raising and training Working dogs. She purchased her 1st of many Boykin spaniel 4 months after her this initial trailing experience. Since her introduction to the sport, Marie has continued training and hunting with working dogs. She has a huge passion for learning new training techniques and loves to read training books from well known British and American authors.