Maren Swanson started acting at the age of 10 and then moved to Los Angeles after graduating Arizona State University to pursue her career in the entertainment industry. She began with scene study classes at Ivana Chubbuck Studios with Deryl Carroll and continued there for years until she eventually moved up to Ivana’s showcase master class. In the master class, Maren worked personally with Ivana for 4 years, perfecting her talent and polishing her audition technique. Maren also studied with other well-known teachers: Brian Reese, Janet Alhanti and Will McLaughlin (UCB) and is SAG/AFTRA.
Major companies such as Houston’s (The Hillstone Group) and Katana (Innovative Dining Group) helped build her strong backbone in the service industry. With 15 years of working in hospitality, her LOVE for happy hour and strong work ethic, she was able to create her online vision, Lovehappyhour.com. In her quest to find the best happy hours around, she continually strives to update and enhance the site. In addition to being the company’s CEO, Swanson serves as editor, contributing writer and host of the mixology series, “Makin’ it with Maren.”