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Biography of Mary Ann Benoit, President of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design

Biography of Mary Ann Benoit

Mary Ann Benoit, the foremost home stager in south-central Alaska, provides an award winning, versatile, and unique one-stop shop for home staging, Interior Design and social media marketing  for homes and vacation rental properties.

Customers and colleagues describe her as “the best at what she does” and her work as “stellar,” “fantastic,” ”amazing,” “innovative,” “prompt and professional.”  She is known for giving “above and beyond service,” being a “delight to work with,” and “a great coach and mentor.”  “Hiring Mary Ann is more than worth every dollar and led us to success, and a new future.”

The only home stager in south central Alaska with training as a home stager as well as a degree in Interior Design,  she is a highly gifted leader in her field.  She provides premier home staging of vacant, occupied and rental properties as well as social media marketing to make your staged property outshine the competition online. She is an expert at helping homeowners sell profitably, quickly and with less stress.

She provides diverse and unique Interior Design services, offering an affordable way to update your space using primarily what you already have.  She provides interior consultations, home face-lifts, space planning, color consulting, home styling, personal shopping, digital photos and video and virtual consultations nationwide.

She has a lifelong interest in Interior Design and a 30 year career as a wildlife biologist that inspired her with the beautiful colors, patterns and designs in nature and how they could be applied to interiors.  Her career gave her extensive experience in project management, budgeting, and attention to detail. She also started a Bed and Breakfast in 2001 and applied her staging and marketing skills to double her income and bookings.  Now she specializes in helping other vacation rental property owners do the same with home staging.

She has a BA in Interior Design, a BS in Wildlife Biology and is a graduate of the Staging Diva Home Staging training program.  Featured on several home staging shows, she has also published numerous articles. She won the Best of Houzz Customer Service Award  in 2016 and 2017.  Her exceptional design sense, education, experience, diverse background, versatility and emphasis on customer service make her a great choice to “make magic happen” in your home.  Ask her customers!   Visit us online at

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Mary Ann Benoit

President- Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Owner- Arctic Paradise Bed and Breakfast
Artist- Stained Glass and Jewelry
Wildlife Biologist
Director- Kaleido World Percussion and Dance Company
Assistant Director- Simorgh-Farima Dance Company of Alaska
Lover of music, art, dance and animals.

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