School of Music and Administrative Coordinator, Graphic Designer, Membership Manager
Mariel grew up playing fiddle music in the California redwoods. She moved to Boston to study Violin Performance at Berklee College of Music and immediately fell in love with the warm and welcoming Club Passim community. Soon, she became an instructor at the Passim School of Music and a frequent performer and audience member at the Club.
Mariel has toured nationally and internationally with numerous bands including Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers and Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards. While a part of the Dance Cards, the band had the opportunity to teach, perform, and collaborate with musicians in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, India, Bangladesh, Montenegro, Greece, Estonia and Ukraine as U.S. State Department appointed Cultural Ambassadors. Mariel holds a graduate degree in Arts Administration with a Fundraising Management Certificate from Boston University.
Mariel loves hand-made textiles, her dog Luna and will say yes to a dance party anytime, anywhere.