James Simmons

James was born and raised in Olympia. He has been active in the local food scene for over 14 years, designing, managing, and creating enticing menus for several local restaurants and resort destinations around the Pacific Northwest. Being raised on a farm for much of his early life, he understands the hard work and dedication it takes to produce beautiful food. James views the Pacific Northwest as a focal point in amazing edibles and is dedicated to providing local, sustainable, farm-fresh ingredients in the delicious meals served at The Marie. He has spent countless hours designing the Marie to be an appealing and intriguing escape from every day life, hoping to leave fond memories in the hearts of our guests for many years to come. James enjoys spending time with his son and dog, reading, collecting rocks and crystals, listening to classical music and old-time radio shows, as well as visiting museums and farmers markets.

Jacci Butler

Jacci has lived in the greater Olympia area for over ten years and has a passion for the people and places of the Pacific Northwest. She loves the diversity and flair that Olympia has to offer and will happily point you in the direction of activities and attractions that suit your individual needs and desires. Having spent the past 4 years as co-owner and manager of a small cleaning company, she knows the importance of quality, communication and maintaining a positive attitude in business. As one of the innkeepers of the Marie, making the space and guests feel welcome and cared for is her top priority. When at home with her husband and two children she enjoys cooking delicious and nutritious meals, gardening, reading, painting abstract art and writing poetry. When she can get out of town she enjoys a good road trip, hiking, visiting hot springs and art museums.