Anne-Marie grew up living by the sea in Jamaica. It was here that her passion for the sea and marine life was born. She became a dive instructor in the early 90s and shared her love for the sea, and care for the marine environment with divers. She worked in dive operations management in Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, and then in Belize, where she founded and ran a top dive operation for 5 years in Placencia, Belize. Throughout, she supported environmental organizations’ efforts by setting standards for responsible dive operator practices and diver education. She subsequently moved into senior hotel management roles at Turneffe and Lighthouse Reef Atolls. After helping to open and run a high-end resort in Placencia, Anne-Marie moved across the Caribbean to manage a similar property and team in St. Lucia. In 2020, she relocated to Brittany, France, where she now resides and works with MarAlliance.