Board Service: 2018 - Present
Happily calling Missouri home since the end of 2007, Marney, a Certified Paralegal, handles litigation and trial support for a boutique labor and employment defense law firm in St. Louis. She also acts as an independent advocate in the educational and judicial systems representing children and adults with disabilities, is a direct-entry midwife, and along with her husband John, is the management team of the RenBoots Shoppe for the St. Louis Renaissance Festival.
Since the 1980s, she has been active in the faire community in a variety of ways – as a crafter and musical performer at both Scarborough and Texas Renaissance Festivals, as part of the craft management team for the then non-profit St. Louis Renaissance Festival, and as a vendor coordinator of the North Texas Irish Festival. In addition, she continues to provide midwifery care and a safe stop for community members traveling between venues or those who may need safe accommodations for the St. Louis faire.
Marney has volunteered for RESCU for several years, acting as event oversight of the St. Louis RESCU Rally until joining the Board in 2018. She currently brings her expertise to the Governance Committee and the Compliance Committee.