"Mariesa has been invaluable. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, as well as the confidence to use them. I’ve benefited tremendously from both her sharp editing and her marketing skills. My writing has never been more concise, and she's introduced many people to my work. And she’s a joy to work with — she has a knack for making the process fun!"
-A.M. Hodgson, Author of the Rhapsody Quartet
“Mariesa's extensive business marketing knowledge and thoughtful writing skills make her a true asset to my business!”
-Jarae Pearson, Owner, Talache Wellness
"Mariesa's enthusiasm, positive attitude, and knowledge of her client's products made her a pleasure to work with and useful resource."
-Melinda Myers, Horticulturist and Gardening Expert, Melinda Myers LLC
"I can't tell you how much your special words about my photography exhibit meant to me! It made the whole experience more wonderful! Thanks for sharing your extraordinary talent!"
-Linda House, Foxwood Photography
“Mariesa has the interpersonal and team building skills that made her a success at cross functional work… she’s insightful, creative and results-oriented. She has the ability to influence and mentor, leading team efforts to stronger delivery… a conscientious, intelligent, achieving leader.”
-Bob Luckie III, Chairman, Luckie & Company
“If public relations and communications are your responsibility, Mariesa is someone you definitely want on your team. Give her a problem to solve and she will come back with the most innovative solutions you never thought of. She is one of the most passionate and articulate writers I have ever worked with… her writing is exceptional, but her ability to see the story, dream up the concept and implement it with words is what sells her.”
-Jim Taylor, Jim Taylor PR
“Mariesa is one of the very few professionals I’ve worked with who can truly think outside the box, pour her heart into a goal and make things happen with sheer creativity, energy and tenacity. I’ve witnessed her take on projects - with what seem like infinite objectives and challenges - and conduct them like a master maestro.”
-Angela Drinkwater, President, A & K Drinkwater PR
“Mariesa organized my entire wedding and helped my dream of having a day I would never forget come true. I feel truly blessed to have had her come into my life at a time when I truly needed her. The things this woman can do is beyond belief. She is truly talented and a blessing."
-Lanna Farr, Wife and stay-at-home mom
“You ROCK!!! I just looked at the CV and you make me want to hire me!!! I think it looks wonderful! I enjoy the side bar information and you did an excellent job breaking up the boring list of my job duties.”
-Kathy C., RN
“You have a wonderful gift of making a stranger feel like a friend.”
-Lisa L., HREDA
“Mariesa TOTALLY gets the art of Public Relations. She masters it by being accessible, honest, and by building powerful relationships. Her personality and talent combined with TV experience really helps her insight and level of understanding to cut through and deliver great content.”
-Cindy Dole, Home Wizards with Cindy Dole
"From displays to press releases to media tours to collateral pieces... I was impressed that she would be so meticulous... Mariesa demonstrates this professionalism in every aspect of her work."
-D. Mann, Selden Arcade
“I found her to always have new ideas and creative approaches to improving content and solving problems. She is remarkable in that she takes ownership of a project while still being open to and eager to hear others’ ideas and suggestions. Her energy and focus are invaluable.”
-David Nelson, KWQC TV-6 News
"I often ask Mariesa for help at the last minute, and she always comes through… quickly and efficiently with people to interview, images to use and stories to tell. She goes more than the extra mile…"
-Kathy Van Mullekom, Daily Press
“She has an ability to make a story out of nothing that I find myself in awe and envious of… she’s a strong writer, resourceful, with creativity beyond what you can imagine.”
-Stacey Brandon, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
“Mariesa is one of those rare individuals who can ‘visioneer’ an entire project. Always aware of the broader canvas and the overall message, she still retains a good eye for the little details.”
-J. Doughtie, WTVZ
“In case I haven’t been verbally appreciative enough about what you are doing to help with this video project, I just want you to know that you are my hero.”
-Shelley DeLuca, Newsbank, Inc.
“Very infrequently does one get the opportunity to work with a professional that has both a clear vision and the drive to make that vision a reality. Mariesa is truly one of those rare people who possesses both.”
-Michelle C., ADT Security Services
“Mariesa is an incredibly talented individual that I cherish within my network… strength of character, quick intellect and probably most important in today's marketplace, an almost instant like-ability that she effortlessly portrays with a client.”
-Justice Mitchell, CEO/ECD Big Block Studios, Inc.
“Her enthusiasm is infectious and she has a passion for building meaningful long-term business relationships.”
-Andy Pulte, Dept. of Plant Sciences, The University of Tennessee
“Mariesa is an amazing professional, one of the best I’ve ever worked with. She’s extremely organized, and thorough with ideas and planning, from beginning to end.”
-Adam Shivers, CNN
"Mariesa is a delight to work with… pays incredible attention to detail, while representing her clients with genuine warmth and personal touch."
-Pam Beck, Garden Writer and Lecturer
“Mariesa is one of the hardest working and creative people I've ever worked with. She's the best at having a contingency plan for her contingency plan, which is always great when one thing is falling apart, she's already prepared and knows where we are going next!”
-Jason Johnson, Freelance Director, WRC TV
“Mariesa displayed professionalism in all aspects of her duties. She worked hard to develop an award winning news program. She has great communication skills, a great work ethic, and an attitude of excellence.”
-Kelly Wright, FOX News
“She went out of her way to help me further my career and also gave me pointers on how to make my résumé look more professional. She has a strong work ethic… strong communication skills and the ability to really connect…”
-Lauren Ivy, Geneologie
“Mariesa has a great understanding of the culture around her while curious enough to indulge in the ‘new.’ She is a great writer that brings notice to a product in an ethical way. Mariesa is the picture of integrity in any business relationship. Working with her pleasant and charming personality was a complete joy.”
-Shirl Braswell, Warren Averett, LLC