Hometown: Middle River, MD
Birthday: June 26
Marge grew up in eastern Baltimore County, where she fell in love with the outdoors and particularly waterfront parks. That love of nature led to a career in public recreation and parks administration. After nearly 20 years of the ball-bouncing, whistle-tooting, tree-hugging, paper-shuffling life of a recreation supervisor, she convinced a community weekly newspaper editor to hire her as a staff reporter. She spent more than eight years as a writer, photographer and associate editor for The Dundalk Eagle before moving to The Frederick News-Post in 2007. While at the FNP, Marge covered social services and then education. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, camping and spending time with her "kits," Sydney, 11, and Beijing, 3.