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Marcia (left) with
musical family


Directing the choir


Marcia with
daughter, Ashley

 

 

A B O U T    M A R C I A

Marcia Elizabeth [Swengel] Powell was born in 1943 in Urbana, Illinois, and grew up in the country in a remodeled schoolhouse (which she helped remodel).

Her father, Mac Swengel, taught school, farmed, remodeled the schoolhouse, wrote plays for world disarmament, founded and directed a community orchestra, got a PhD at age 50 and has written books on education reform.

Marcia started playing piano at age 5, violin at age 9, and oboe at age 11. She won a scholarship to the University of Illinois where she received two degrees and graduated with honors.

She taught music at Uni High in Urbana for two years and then moved to San Diego where she taught music at a junior high school while performing with an avant garde choral group.

For eight years she worked for her church. She founded and directed the church choir for 25 years. For seven years she was a legal secretary in downtown Los Angeles.

She met and married Stephen Powell with whom she had a daughter, Ashley.

In 1988 she founded The Affinity Exchange dating service, which she continues to run to this day.

Like her father, Marcia always had broad interests and a strong analytical mind. To this day she reads at stop lights and in grocery store lines. Her studies in applied philosophy furthered her ability to confront reality and postulate and carry out solutions.

Her twenty years as a matchmaker, working to help her clients, and studying and evaluating the data she observed led to the writing of the booklet “Message from Marcia” and this accompanying website.

 
 

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