Marla Cohen is a graduate of the University of Vermont school of Agriculture. She majored in Horticultural science and specialized in garden restoration in her hometown Rutland, Vermont. She returned to her academic career in 2005 graduating from The College of St. Joseph with a Master’s degree in community counseling. After graduation she took some time off and followed a passion for running long country roads. She returned to gardening for another 7 years before relocating to Florida in 2016 . Marla switched from running country roads to walking beach shores where she found her first piece of sea glass and was hooked immediately. In 2020 she returned to her hometown Rutland, Vermont with a lifetime supply of sea glass and began Sea N’ Things Jewelry.