Elizabeth Ann Marks and Sarah Jeanne Owen, DVM, formed Elizabeth Marks and Associates in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1975, and incorporated in 1976.

Jeanne, a Converse Scholar, has a BA degree in Psychology, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia (Dean's List) and a thesis pending for her Master's in Behavior. Her early interest in marine mammal behavior led to research projects in the Florida Keys, Nova Scotia and Sweden eventually focusing on Mother-infant behavior in Dolphins. Dr. Owen's findings were published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and presented at international conferences. Now retired, she is a past member of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. In addition to her current work at Elizabeth Marks & Associates, Inc., Jeanne Owen and her husband Jim Giandelia, breed Event horses, and rehabilitate injured sport horses at Fair Croft Farms, in Camden, SC. She is a supporter of the US Equestrian Team, a member of the United States Eventing Association, the United States Equestrian Federation and the Camden Hunt. Jeanne also serves on the Board of the Austin Wilkes Society Foundation.

Elizabeth, a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BA degree in Fine Art, has served on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement, the Downtown Development Association of SC, the Columbia Community Design Center and the Columbia Convention and Visitor's Bureau. She was appointed to both the Richland County and City of Columbia Accommodations Tax Advisory Committees and is a past president of the Columbia Advertising Club and the Congaree Vista Arts and Antique District Guild. Elizabeth currently serves as President of the Robert Mills Historic Neighborhood Association and Vice-president of the Columbia Coalition of Downtown Neighborhoods.