Mariel was born in Norfolk, VA. At a young age, she moved to San Jose, CA, and she has been residing for the last 25 years in the Silicon Valley. As graduate of San Jose State University with a BS degree in Business Management, she has had over 6 years of experience in Staffing and Human Resources, with recent emphasis on high-tech recruiting.
Her experience has taken her to various companies, ranging from small business environments to large corporate ones. An avid SF Giants fan, she is engrossed with Giants games for half the year. Mariel also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, walking her dog Oliver and, on occasion, kayaking.