Marion was born and raised in Arkansas. Her family fostered the love of giving back to the community. This planted the seed of passion for serving others. In college, Marion volunteered for four years with the Special Olympics. She was amazed at how Hippo Therapy allowed those with physical disabilities to participate in such a soothing activity. This piqued her interest in supporting others in many areas related to this.  

Why I love STARS….

With each participant and their family, STARs touches each life. Through recreational activities, the whole person is touched not just by the recreational activities and their experience but also by the support and dedication of STARS staff and volunteers. These experiences last a lifetime! 

Other stuff about Marion…

  • Marion loves being outside! She enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, and cross-country skiing.
  • Marion has enjoyed fostering pit bulls and other stigmatized dog breeds for the past 15+ years!
  • Marion is a trained storm spotter.