Marie joined Parsons Accounting and Tax Services in 2015 as a CTEC Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP). Born in the UK, Marie has a BA (Hons.) in Chemistry and Ph.D in Synthesis from the University of Oxford. After a successful career in academia and the pharmaceutical industry Marie took a "break" to spend time with her 3 children. In 2009 she took the opportunity to make a career change and follow her passion of assisting clients with their financial health and tax preparation. Marie has previously worked at H & R Block in Half Moon Bay. Marie loves living on the coast with her family and Mini Schnauzer but also enjoys the mountains of the Sierra's where she is determined to master snowboarding in the winter as well as enjoy the many summer activities such as hiking, biking, tubing and wake boarding. She also teaches dance fitness at the San Mateo YMCA and is very involved with the Seacrest school community.