Restaurateur, marketing executive, events manager and mother of four and stepmother of two – Marilyn is a passionate advocate for regional WA businesses in the southwest and Gascoyne regions. Local business owners have been drawing on her impressive entrepreneurial expertise and deep knowledge of the southwest business environment for decades.

Marilyn is also an accomplished grant and tender writer with a wide network of state and national contacts in government departments and trade and export agencies. As an events manager and self-confessed ‘foodie event lover’, she’s managed expos and events of every kind including; regattas, corroborees, tourism trade shows, beach festivals and gourmet tastings.

If you’re seeking wide-ranging advice from someone who has met the challenges of working in almost everything from catering to construction Marilyn is a great match. If you’re looking to work at home or far from home, Marilyn knows how that works. If your business is all about marketing new tourism products at home and abroad Marilyn can help you with that.

During her eighteen months delivering the Business Local advisory service in the Gascoyne region, Marilyn set up the Gascoyne Regional Business Awards. She also sat on the Boards of the Gascoyne Arts and Aboriginal and Heritage Cultural Councils.  She has Certificate qualifications in Micro Business and Project Management and International Business and Marketing. Marilyn is currently completing her Graduate Certificate in Economic Development and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

A dedicated fan of farmers’ markets and a believer in self-sufficient gardening, Marilyn aims to produce enough vegetables, fruit and eggs on her new suburban block to be able to barter the overflow. She and her cyclist husband are avid supporters of the 200 km ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer’ fundraising event.