Marina was born in 1963 and grew up in California. There she completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in business. After working in the U.S.A for 6 years, primarily by facilitating process improvement teams, she moved to Switzerland in 1992. Here she worked for international companies in the areas of quality and process management, training and development, export, tourism and buying.
Between 2002 and 2005 Marina lived in the U.S. and France on large ranches working with and training young horses on the basis of mutual respect and trust. In 2014 and 2015 she went to observe the wild horses in Bosnia-Hercogovina.
In her leadership coaching and workshops, Marina combines her previous professional experience in the business world and her coaching training and work experience with over 17 years of horse experience. In 2008, she completed an extended study program in the U.S. to become a coach in equine-facilitated learning and continues to regularly attend workshops from Linda Kohanov, a pioneer in this area.
Marina also regularly writes articles for the Ladies Drive magazine.