AnnMarie is a Tampa native who attended Academy of the Holy Names High School and then The University of South Florida. She grew up with entrepreneurial parents who founded and owned AAA Printing & Office Supplies in Tampa in 1972. She started working with her parents at the print shop at the age of eleven. Through the years she has worked in insurance, Director of KinderCare, owned First Impressions, and for Hanecki Consulting Engineers. In 1998, her parents retired and she bought the print shop, AAA Printing. While doing all of this, she raised four children, remarried in 2009 and welcomed 2 more step-children. In November 2014, she helped plan and implement her step daughter’s wedding reception. This is when she discovered the items that she wanted were either not available for rental or extremely over-priced. She bought and made the things her daughter wanted and this only rekindled her enjoyment of making celebrations beautiful and memorable. From previous anniversary parties, graduation school galas, birthday parties, and bridal showers, she realized she had a passion and talent for arranging and decorating events. At this point, the seed was planted and she knew this could be a business she would love. On January 20, 2015, Outside The Box Rentals was born.