Marita has been working in the international media business as a producer, writer, director, distributor, project manager and a trainer since 1984.
In 2004-2008 she was in charge of Mundo – a 1,7 m€ media education and work training project for immigrants and ethnic minorities in Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. The success of Mundo encouraged her to initiate Icebreaker Productions in 2010. In 2009 – 2016 Marita was working with vulnerable children and youth in Finland, Zimbabwe, Argentina and Kenya using different forms of art in empowering media projects.
Marita is an International Business Communications graduate and has certificates of producing, multimedia scriptwriting and directing among other things. In 2018 she completed her studies of nature-based tourism services and published two fable books about Finnish nature. In 2020 she studied Peace Building in Rotary Peace Center at Chulalogkorn University in Bangkok. She welcomes new challenges and is always ready to explore new ideas and territories worldwide.
Marita is a chairperson of Icebreakers.