Marina joined Ontario Creates in 2013 to deliver funding and economic development programs to Ontario’s music industry. In 2017 she was instrumental in introducing the international Keychange campaign to Canadian Music Week to promote gender parity in Ontario’s music industry. She has previously held government positions in international trade and investment attraction, finance, communications, and culture industries policy. In another life, Marina was a post-production sound professional on numerous film and TV projects, earning an Emmy award for her work on a TV miniseries. She also sang/played keyboards in an indie music band that twice toured Canada in the early 2000s.