Jean-Marie studied oriental philosophy in the United States, India and the UK. He received his PhD degree in Religious Studies from the University of Oxford. Jean-Marie taught religious studies in English schools until 2009, when he decided to move to Sicily, a land he quickly fell in love with. Jean-Marie principally manages client services, and travels the length and breadth of the island searching out the best places to visit, special events to attend, fabulous food and terrific places to stay while exploring Sicily's heritage.