Maggie Marshall, called a “lifestyle expert” by Keisha Grant on the NBC 30 morning show in Hartford, operated her successful catering company, Catering By Maggie, on the Shoreline of Connecticut, which she successfully ran for many years with her late husband. She learned the behind-the-scenes, tried-and-true tricks of the trade, as well as activities that make parties truly successful. Catering By Maggie planned events and catered for over fifty departments at Yale University; was awarded the Special Olympics World Games reception in New Haven, Connecticut; the World Trade Center (sadly noted today); weddings; corporate events; home parties of all kinds; and other gatherings for up to a thousand guests.
Maggie is in demand to teach classes on making entertaining easier at any age from coast-to-coast and has been interviewed on TV and radio and has written for magazines and newspapers. One of her favorite articles was in Today’s Caregiver magazine, “Celebrating and Caregiving: Do They Go Together?” And you know the answer to that question: “You bet they do!”
She returned to her hometown of San Diego to direct the Caregiver-to-Caregiver Network for the Southern Caregiver Resource Center, an extraordinary statewide program supporting family caregivers. She started the first program of its kind in the nation on the Connecticut shoreline for the local Visiting Nurses Association. She continues to write training manuals, journal articles and newsletters.
Before entering the hospitality and caregiving world, she was the Regional Director of Resource Services for the Connecticut Department of Mental Retardation, managing community services, family support, and advocacy. Maggie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, a Master’s degree in Education, and a teaching certificate. And when she’s not working to help support family caregivers or having guests of her own over, she loves to rollerblade.