James Wood & Marielle Bryck


Born and raised in the land of maple syrup and hockey, James finishes every spoken sentence with “eh.” Prior to Ross he worked in the professional services group for a tech company. He likes all things related to tech, food and cooking, and, like all Canadians, igloo building.

How would your partner describe you? Tall, dark, and handsome. Convenient space heater/bed warmer.
If you were a drink, what would you be? Canadian whiskey, neat with a dash of bitters. Manly and all you’d ever need.
Describe your perfect MTrek day: Lots of food, drinks, time with new friends, and outdoor activities. Also, nobody on the trek dies (or is hurt in any way).


Marielle is a commuting Ross partner who travels to Ann Arbor on the weekends from Toronto. She gets very jealous of partners living in AA, so don’t ask her about how the long-distance relationship is going. She is a major gifts fundraiser for The National Ballet of Canada, and serves on the board for the Partners’ Club at Ross.

How would your partner describe you? Obsessed with ballet. Odd accent, overly chatty. And did I mention obsessed with ballet?
If you were a drink, what would you be? I would be a mimosa – bubbly and only slightly complicated.
Describe your perfect M-Trek day: Learning about a new culture during the day. Learning killer salsa moves from Paula at night.