The last decade has seen Marni dedicate time and energy volunteering in organizations across her community and beyond. She has led the local Ratepayers Association and Community Centre, played a leadership role in community baseball and Skate Canada associations, Lions projects and on local political campaigns. Beyond her volunteer roles Marni has held senior roles in organizations in the education, environment, continuing care and animal welfare sectors. As an entrepreneur and a consultant, she has experience in health care, arts and culture, and social causes including refugees, Black Nova Scotia initiatives and food security. Marni earned her BA (English), BSc (Computing Science) and Masters in Electronic Commerce, all from Dalhousie University. She is one of just over 20 Nova Scotians to have earned their Certification as a Fund Raising Executive.