During her early years, Marge enjoyed the nomadic lifestyle as the grand-daughter, daughter, and wife of senior military officers. Prior to marriage, she had been a writer in Washington, D.C. for a U.S. Senator. In 1978, the “Amy Brat” relocated to Fort Myers, Florida in 1978 to begin a new life and career.
While timesharing was still in its infancy, Marge became the public relations chief for Captran Resorts and the Mariner Group from 1978 to 1985, helping to publicize and describe the timeshare concept to travel and real estate editors who came to Southwest Florida from around the world. She also handled total creative efforts for marketing newsletters, brochures, and sales presentations, many of which were soon replicated by other companies, while at the same time earning major contracts from the U.S. Government and local municipalities.
Client Longevity. Marge's "hands-on" experience with early timeshare resorts provided knowledge that made her uniquely qualified to provide communications services to related clients during the past four decades. She has continued to create newsletters and brochures for several Mariner-developed resorts (now Hilton Grand Vacations), some for as long as 36 years. Marge has provided major branding strategies, press releases, and marketing materials for Silverleaf Resorts, Shell Vacations, Welk Resorts and Dial an Exchange, serving them a decade or longer. These companies have now been purchased by branded hospitality giants. Other clients include ARDA, Grand Pacific Resorts, Bluegreen Vacations, Naples Lakes Country Club, Travel Resorts of America, Capital Vacations, LemonJuice Solutions, Winter Park Construction, Sundial Resort, and Diamond Resorts, winning scores of awards for creative excellence along the way. Her award-writing and publicity skills helped establish Clive Daniel Home as Florida’s leading interior design and high-end furnishings store, as the company grew from a start-up to four Florida locations.