Marliese grew up on Vancouver Island graduating from Ladysmith Secondary. Her post-secondary education included attendance at Malaspin a College, where she graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant, Fashion Merchandising and Marketing training with Blanche Macdonald, and advanced sales and marketing training at B.C.I.T.
After her formal education, Marliese spent seven years as a Certified Dental Assistant on Vancouver Island before making the jump to the Lower Mainland where she subsequently seized the opportunity to enter the Dental sales field. Marliese spent over 25 years in commission sales with two of the most prominent North American Dental Companies, Henry Schein Arcona, and Patterson Dental, supplying Dentists with all equipment and supplies required to run their business. She also took great pride in assisting in new office setup and design.
Marliese is thrilled to have the opportunity to have another exciting career. It was not long after her retirement from the Dental Industry in 20 11, that she embraced the opportunity to join Brent in the rewarding business of assisting clients with buying and selling homes.
Marliese is passionate about gardening, painting, hiking, cycling, golfing and cooking. Rarely does a day go by where she fails to partake in several of these activities. She also loves birds and animals, in particular her little Westie dog “Roxy”.
Marliese was born in the Netherlands and came to Canada with her family at the age of two. Her father was of Dutch decent, and her mother was German. Like most pioneers her parents sacrificed greatly to come to Canada in the pursuit of a better life. In her younger years, their modest lifestyle allowed Marliese to experience what it was really like to start a new life from the ground up. She has two older brothers, Gerry and Hans, both living on Vancouver Island.