Marie Cortes grew up in Montreal, Quebec. She moved to Toronto, Ontario to study Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University. Since graduating in 2005 she has worked in pre-press and graphic design for several companies. She currently works at head office for one of Canada’s foremost food service companies. She met Jordan at a dog park in 2008, and they have been together ever since. Marie has been by his side through it all. Although young in age, she says, the hardships of health have strengthened their relationship and allowed them to grow as a couple. They are proud to say they recently got engaged.