Marie is a program and events manager with over 20 years experience ranging from street fairs to larger scale national festivals, carnivals and competitions.
She strives to develop strong relationships with partners, government agencies and clients. Her networking has proven influential in increasing awareness for all her endeavors. With her relentless energy and passion, she has been known to singlehandedly take on the demands of multiple staff. Her dynamic attitude thrives in a fast-paced environment, and her personal approach offers a welcome attention to detail to any project.
Marie can be found wherever the fun is, and that’s no mere coincidence. Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows seem to follow her every place she goes. Whether it's time to work or play, Marie is a blast to be around. She is a highly dedicated worker and always strives to succeed by doing the impossible and making things happen! She is very passionate about her work and her life which are usually intricately linked.
Establish and meet clear and measurable objectives
Network and build solid partnerships
Work under pressure in a constantly changing environment
Teamwork with leadership and consensus building skills
Creative problem solving
Highly creative way with words and images
«It always seems impossible until it's done.»
— Nelson Mandela
Pay Close Attention to Detail
Creative Problem Solving
« Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.»
— Paulo Coelho
Director of Operations and Marketing
Jan 2018 – Current
Key Accomplishment: Shifted the organization from Mobile Cause & Salesforce to Kindful for a better donor management system & reporting.
COO (previously Production Manager & Client Success Manager)
Dec 2015 – December 2017
Key Accomplishment: Guaranteed a successful transition from ThunderActive to Flashpoint, its spin-off, and in the result saved a staff of ten from an inevitable layoff.
San Diego Derby Dolls
May 2011 – January 2016
Key Accomplishment: Organized back-to-back events and bouts all the while playing on a competitive roller derby team.
Sage Tree Solutions
Aug 2014 – Dec 2015
Key Accomplishment: Reduced admin costs by 90% after moving the team out of a high scale loft to shared office space and shifting the team toward remote work.
Joy of Living Media
July 2013 – March 2015
Key Accomplishment: Stayed on top of a very popular social media campaign ensuring moderation of thousands of daily comments and interactions.
Axure Software Solutions
Jan 2014 – Jun 2014
Key Accomplishment: Translated and adapted the user interface of a HTML and web design software for French users.
San Diego IndieFest
Social Media Manager & Greenroom Coordinator
Jan 2011 - April 2011
May 2013 – Oct 2013
Jan 2015 – March 2015
Key Accomplishment: Supported the promotion and marketing strategies of San Diego Indiefest.
The Jenna Druck Center
Coordinator - Spirit of Leadership
Sep 2012 – Nov 2012
Key Accomplishment: Successfully delivered a conference to 300 young women in San Diego in under 8 weeks.
Assisted in the organization of the 2012 Spirit of Leadership conference and awards:
City Wide Insulation - Racing Division
Assistant Team Manager
Nov 2006 – Nov 2010
Key Accomplishment: My attention to detail paid off well and my work never failed. My record as a mechanic was 100% ZERO failure.
Advised and counseled crew chief on: relations with major suppliers and sponsors; hiring and firing of crew members; team building and team management of a team competing at 100 races per year at a national level.
« Education is the most powerful weapon
which you can use to change the world.»
— Nelson Mandela
Université du Québec à Montréal
Bachelors of Arts - Cultural Influence and Change
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
Associates Degree Recreation Leadership
Complete Curriculum: Leadership & Communication
THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID
Douglas C. Hoffman
Drupal convert and evangelist
Colleague at Sage Tree Solutions
Marie came into the Sage Tree Solutions family at full speed and quickly became indispensable. Over a short period of time, Marie has taken on more and more responsibility in the areas of social media (more likes and retweets), marketing (great newsletters), quality assurance and documentation. Marie is a great asset to any team she works with.
Principal | Business Manager of SPURLOCK POIRIER Landscape Architects
Head of Junior Roller Derby Training Program
Marie is just plain amazing. Her infectious smile and dedication helps inspire others to volunteer their time. She is an eloquent writer, a brave adventurer, and unconditional friend. Marie can work from anywhere on land or sea without skipping a beat!
Communications Manager at SLS Promotions
Colleague from the World of Outlaws - Sprint Car Racing
Marie is one of the most organized and efficient workers I have ever met. While working in the auto racing industry, she was part of a team that competed in a series that raced nearly 80 times a year all across North America from early February until early November. Marie wore countless hats as part of the team and traveled to every single event helping in a variety of ways. Logistically traveling that much and making sure everyone on the team is on the same page and cooperating is nothing short of an amazing undertaking, and Marie was able to accomplish that year-after-year. The team she worked with was always one of the frontrunners, best prepared and organized and most professional, and I credit that to Marie and her leadership abilities.
I certainly recommend Marie and the work she does. She has the technical know-how to perform a variety of tasks in an office or remotely, in addition to being a "people person," which in today's world is priceless. It was certainly an honor for me to get to work with and interact with Marie in the motorsports industry, and I learned countless lessons from her that I use in my everyday and business life.
Any employer would be lucky to have a motivated, driven and efficient worker like Marie on their staff.
J.R. Thompson Company
Job Search Strategist | Coach | Facilitator | Resume Writer | HELPING PEOPLE FIND JOBS
I have known Marie for over 30 years and have had the opportunity to work along side with her as well as have her as a friend. Marie has high energy, a positive outlook, is a doer and an out of the box thinker who can tackle a project with fresh eyes. She has outstanding interpersonal skills as well as a solid understanding of relationship building both in person and on line. Her creativity is well grounded into reality and the bottom line. If the west coast was closer to the east coast I would hire her in a heart beat.
Commissaire, Commissariat aux services en français de l'Ontario
Je connais Marie depuis 1993 environ. Son expérience auprès de la jeunesse canadienne-française n'est plus à démontrer. Marie est une débrouillarde qui a toujours su faire face aux défis en les voyant comme des occasions d'améliorer et non comme des obstacles à franchir. Elle est dotée d'une personnalité engageante et son enthousiasme est contagieux. Comme coordonnatrice aux Jeux de la francophonie canadienne, elle serait simplement extraordinairement compétente. Il me ferait plaisir de répondre à toutes questions concernant Marie Lapointe.
Denis J. Bertrand
Expert en développement de publics - Audience Development Expert
Marie est une personne compétente et déterminée. J'ai toujours admiré son intelligence et sa volonté de réussir.
Marie is a very talented person. She is committed to every project she undertakes. I've always appreciated her resourcefulness and her will to succeed.