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The Straw That Stirs the Drink: Meet Marylee

Marylee brings passion and enthusiasm to each and every event or party she staffs and helps plan. Professional excellence, friendly and attentive service, and attention to detail are her calling card. And, as a people person, she knows it’s not just about the event; it’s about you, her client, and putting your needs at the top of her list. Your event should be effortless, and Marylee makes that happen. Every time.


Marylee’s attention to every detail for my party, from the number of wait

staff required to catering advice and her signature cocktail suggestion,

made my event not only a big success, it was also as easy as pie!

                                                                                                        ~Bob P.


And let’s not forget your guests. Marylee understands what it takes to ensure your family, friends or colleagues are well cared for from the moment they arrive and their coats are taken to serving them fabulous food, great wine, cocktails or simple nibbles with tea or coffee. Leaving you free to enjoy yourself.


With a Bachelors degree in Biology from Manhattanville College and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College, Marylee understands both the importance of getting the details right and how to best work with people—a winning combination in the event business. And a winning combination for Marylee as she lives her passion, helping people entertain effortlessly with style.


Marylee boasts over 20 years in the industry. She holds certificates from Wine and Spirits Education Trust, ServSafe Manager, and ServSafe Alcohol.


Marylee lives with her husband Dennis, and their flat coat retriever, Ollie, in Stamford, CT.


Professional Affiliations

Marylee is committed to the pursuit of excellence both personally and professionally and demonstrates this through her participation in Professional Associations.  Dedication to professional growth and development through lifetime learning is important in order to stay current, relevant and allow for continued expansion and improvement through Coaching and Mentorship programs.


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New England Water Environment Association

Marylee has been involved with NEWEA since 2010 as an award recipient of the WEF Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award. She has served on many committees and was a Director from 2016-2019. Water Education and Public Outreach are her passions and in 2016 she received the NEWEA Public Educator Award and developed an activity from her presentations for others to use.


Marylee has presented educational tours to over 1000 visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds each year including international visitors through the UN and recently provided programs in Spanish and one virtually!

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