With 30 years specializing in working with nonprofit organizations, Marylee moved to Tucson, Arizona to escape the New York winters.
Two years later, Marylee took the opportunity to go out on her own. Always wanting to own her own business, Marylee finally found that niche that tapped her creative energies as well as her vast experience in management and relationship building when she founded The Contained Gardener in 1998. In 1999, Marylee became a certified Master Gardener with a specialty in container gardens. She sold the company to Sonoran Gardens in August, 2012.
Marylee has been honored with many entrepreneurial awards and honors. The Contained Gardener continues to grow and thrive and is practically a household name in Tucson, AZ.
Marylee is now working with businesses and nonprofit organizations as a business coach. Her clients include designers, restaurateurs and Executive Directors of local nonprofit organizations.
In her spare time, Marylee continues to educate desert dwellers on the unique nature of potted gardens in our harsh climates - and not limiting these gardens to cacti!