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Marilyn Spiller

Director of Marketing, Editor-in-Chief

Marilyn Spiller has been a marketing professional for more than twenty years. In that time, she has helped organizations promote their products and services from automated litigation support systems to contemporary art. For the past eight years she has directed her talents toward the addiction treatment/mental health field. Most recently, as Marketing Director and Editor-in-Chief of Excursions Magazine for Sanford Behavioral Health.

Marilyn is a student of the world. (She also holds a bachelor’s degree in English). She is a writer, recovery coach, and recovery advocate. Eight years sober herself, she penned one of the first sobriety blogs, Waking Up the Ghost, in 2013, garnering an international following and allowing her to communicate with thousands of individuals in all stages of active addiction and recovery. She also serves as Vice President of the Board for JACK Mental Health Advocacy, a non-profit created to provide support for OCD and Anxiety sufferers.

In her free time, Marilyn loves to travel and be out of doors near water. She is an avid hiker and nature geek.

Marilyn says, “As a person in recovery, I feel like I have come full circle at Sanford. And my role here is really about creating a consistent message with Excursions, our website, social media, and marketing materials. The more prominent the Sanford Behavioral Health name, the easier it is for our patients to find us.”