Marne grew up spending time outdoors during yearly family vacations and from these experiences developed a passion for nature and wildlife. She holds a BS and MS in natural resources from The Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources. With both degrees she chose to specialize in wildlife and forestry. As a master's student, she studied the response of bat populations in southern Ohio to shelterwood harvests in oak-hickory forests. The abstract of her project can be viewed on the TWEL web site.
Marne has gained experience working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and USDA Forest Service. In 2006, she worked as a naturalist for the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, where she developed a passion for environmental education. In late 2007, Marne accepted her current position as Wildlife Program Specialist, with OSU Extension. She works to provide a variety of educational programs, workshops, conferences, and publications centered on wildlife ecology and biology, habitat management for wildlife, and managing nuisance wildlife species.