Marlene found her love of writing at an early age. Encouraged by her father Leo, Marlene learned the finer arts of communication and public speaking. Leo opened doors of learning opportunities, gently framed with humor and hinged by hunger for wisdom, which propel her forward to this day. Most importantly, Leo led her to fearlessness by empowering her to confidently share her talents with the world.
Marlene founded several non-profit corporations and one Foundation. She is a member of American Mensa, Ltd. She holds degrees in Communications and Psychology from the University of Michigan. She is a lifelong student of classical voice, piano and the performing arts, as well.
In her spare time, Marlene enjoys dancing, music, photography, solving puzzles, traveling, and her Dobermans, Winston and Xena. A child of the sunshine, Marlene finds contentment in her own back yard in Phoenix, Arizona.