Maryanne Barnes is a native of Pittsburgh who lives in Aspinwall after raising a wonderful family in Fox Chapel. As a first time author and a graduate of Chatham University she is excited to have published first book.
Maryanne has won numerous business awards and served on a variety of boards. A Rotarian for over 17 years, she has served three terms as an Assistant District Governor, was the first woman club president in her area. She has served on the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission, and is recently appointed to the newly formed Aspinwall Shade Tree Commission. She is also a long time member of the Woodland Garden Club and is past President of the Conservation Council of Fox Chapel. Maryanne fills her spirit learning about flowers and plants.
"Staying happy is genes plus work (paid or unpaid) in this great Country with countless opportunities. The answer to happiness is thinking you are in control of your life, no matter what you do."
Four grown sons, each a winner, influenced by a mom who taught them the pleasure of making your own living by work.
"I love my life, my home, my flowers, being in the sunshine, relaxing with Morgan the Cat, and sometimes a glass of Shiraz."
True happiness....multiple relationships, friends, family, boyfriends,
and yes...even a cat!