Marilyn is a retired Sheriff’s Office Correctional Captain where she worked for over 32 years in assignments in both Detention Custody and Detention Programs and Services Bureaus.

She has also served as a volunteer and department liaison on the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Mounted Unit, past president of the Central California Jail Managers Association, and past STC Correctional Officer Academy Coordinator, Sheriff’s Incident Command Team Member, Sheriff’s Office Awards Committee, Sheriff’s Representative for United Way Campaign, and on the North Annex Jail Construction Project Management Team. Marilyn received her A.S. degree in Criminal Justice from College of the Sequoias, a B.S. degree in Criminology from California State University, Fresno; and her Masters in Public Administration from National University.

She is a Certificated Instructor for State Center Community College District and also a P.O.S.T. Academy Instructor. In retirement, Marilyn serves as a board member of the Mineral King Preservation Society, a non-profit, public benefit corporation founded by her mother dedicated to preserving the natural and historic assets of the Mineral King area in partnership with Sequoia National Park.

She and her husband are also Sequoia National Park volunteers where they have assisted and trained park rangers in back country packing and horsemanship. She and her husband, Bert, live in the foothills where they enjoy packing and riding mules and horses in the Sierras, spending time at their beloved cabin in Mineral King, and being new grandparents.