Marcie was born and raised in Burlington, Colorado. She received her BS Degree in Dental Hygiene from the CU School of Dentistry in 1991. She also received a BA in Clarinet Performance from the University of Northern Colorado in 1989.

Marcie is an avid Scuba diver and has been teaching Scuba since 2005. She has traveled all over the world, including Fiji and the Galapagos Islands. She is an avid shark lover and hopes to someday cage dive with great white sharks. She also likes to knit and sew, in addition to spending with her family in Colorado Springs and her two little dogs, Tiki and Mocha.