Marie is a people-person with "a wicked laugh and reads minds" – so she says! She has a passion for treating people well, preferring to be nice to people and make people feel special. If that sounds like she’ll fit into Samoa, you’re right – she is a Samoan, born in Christchurch, raised in Samoa and Australia and now living and working in Auckland. In her professional life she is an online and social media commentator for TVNZ’s Breakfast show, and founder of Marie Workshops, a popular social media workshop series. Along with web geeks Rob and Rose, Marie will be checking out the launch of the SWAP Limousine in Apia, and helping to plan the online aspects of the Go! Go! Go! SAMOA and SAMOA DAY promotions for September 2011. We look forward to that Samoan smile gracing the shores of Paradise shortly.