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Hiking Goals

April 1, 2024

That glorious moment when you think you are going to just end up cleaning house on your day off from teaching piano lessons and instead you go on a 19,000-step hike up the side of a mountain with two pretty cool guys and a) you make it to the tippy-top without having a heart-attack, and b) do not get eaten by a cougar.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.