Mari grew up in Strand and matriculated from Strand High School in 2003. She became interested in the aesthetic field soon after she matriculated, and proceeded to study Somatology at Paarl Institute of Skin and Body Technology.
Soon after she graduated, she fell victim to the travelling bug and joined Steiner where she worked on the cruise liners for 5 years travelling the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas. Her favourite country is Croatia - she completely fell in love with the culture and its beautiful people.
She joined the Spa industry in Plettenberg Bay once she came back from the cruise liners. After three years, she moved to Cape Town and joined a large Spa group, where she worked her way to Spa Manager.
Eager to expand her experience, she joined Health Renewal in 2022, where she fills the role of branch co-leader at Health Renewal Willowbridge.