Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Austin
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Cooper Lake, Woodstock, NY
On set with Steve Martin and Bronson Pinchot
Ed Begley Jr., Los Angeles
About Marcia Zwilling
Marcia began her career as a songwriter with United Artists Music, co-writing "Once in a Lifetime" recorded by Bonnie Raitt and Patty Loveless.
After moving to Los Angeles, Marcia segued into television when she was hired to run Steve Martin’s production company,
40 Share Productions, at Universal Studios. As Director of Development, Marcia worked with Steve Martin to develop and launch several projects for CBS. Several years later, Marcia accepted the position of Vice President of Current Programming at Lorimar reporting to Les Moonves. One of the shows Marcia supervised was a western called Paradise which instantly ignited her passion for horses and changed the course of her life.
Marcia left California and moved to Austin, Texas where she pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in English. In Texas, Marcia realized her childhood dream and bought her first horse. She eventually came up with an idea of a niche dating site for horse lovers. EquestrianSingles.com was an instant success, featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, on the Today Show, CNBC, and theOprah Winfrey Show when Marcia appeared as a featured guest.
In Texas, Marcia began working as a political consultant serving as Council Member Laura Morrison’s Campaign Manager in her first successful run for Austin City Council. Marcia was a consultant on Mayor Lee Leffingwell’s successful campaign for Mayor, and most recently, a creative consultant for Gina Hinojosa's win for Texas State Representative.
Marcia has initiated changes in both county and city policy. Her Op Ed piece,"Dangerous Trucks" featured in the Austin American Statesman, was instrumental in turning an arterial roadway into a No Truck Zone. She has also worked to improve flood plain restrictions after the deadly 2013 Halloween Flood in Austin, Texas.
In California, Marcia consulted with the Save Our Forest Association to help save a parcel of National Forest from development. Garnering support from renowned actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr., they convinced the San Bernardino Commissioner's Court to dedicate the parcel as open space.
Currently, Marcia splits her time between Texas and Los Angeles focusing on numerous projects and causes she is passionate about.