She got her start in tiki with her husband who introduced her to Trader Vic’s Beverly Hills on their first Valentines Day together.

Marie helms the ship at Tonga Hut @tongahut in North Hollywood, LA’s oldest tiki bar! She’s is also head mixologist and executive bar manager at their second location in the heart of downtown Palm Springs.

Prior to her work at Tonga Hut, she created and managed the cocktail program at the first new Don the Beachcomber to open in decades in Sunset Beach, CA.

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