Marion Boyer taught classes in Communication and English on a part-time basis from 1988 until 1993 at Western Michigan University in the Communication and Engineering departments, and at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. During these years she also taught classes for Davenport College to employees at Michigan Bell Telephone and the Eaton Corporation. In 1993, Marion was hired by Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) to teach full time in the Communication Arts Department, where she continues as a tenured faculty member. At KVCC she has helped design new communication courses for her department and worked within the department and college on committee work, continuing to develop her professional skills and conducting communication skills training. Her interest in creative writing has grown over the years and she has become a poet and essayist. Marion's work has been published in a number of literary journals, including The Atlanta Review, The MacGuffin, as well as mainstream magazines such as Canoe and Kayak, Paddler, and anthologies such as Voices of Michigan. Her poetry won "best of issue" for the fall 2000 volume of Educational Travel Review. The prize was a trip for two to London, England, which she took with her husband in January 2001. Marion has spent summers traveling, finding adventure sea kayaking with humpback whales near Juno, Alaska, spending three days among grizzly bears at Katmai National park, and whitewater rafting the Colorado River for eleven days through the Grand Canyon.