Maren is an Emmy-nominated producer and writer. Some of her favorite career highlights include working on The Deadliest Catch, Oprah's Big Give, and Jockeys. After many years in the industry, she decided to update her skills and received her Master’s in Digital Communications from the University of Washington.
At the beginning of her career, Maren’s desire to work in production and film took her to Film School at Ithaca College on the East Coast and an internship at an advertising agency in London, England. Upon graduation, she immediately moved to the pulse of the L.A. scene to follow her dream of writing and directing films.
After a few years of working on a variety of projects, she found herself entrenched in the brand-new Reality TV business. Maren’s passion for telling others’ true-to-life stories inspired her to write a fictional novel Lana Fray and the Grand Plan, which became the 2015 Indie Book Reader winner for the Chick-lit category. Now she is focusing on creating a safe, supportive yet humorous space to explore the emotions that go along with socially taboo topics, like cancer. She started with multiple award-winning web series, Confessions of a Caregiver. Her next novel, A Cancer Patient’s Wife, will release in February 2022.
Maren is a native of Seattle where she resides with her husband, Brandon, and her four-legged furry loves, Tippi and Orson. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants, long walks outdoors, and – if you get her on the right day –even skydiving.