Marlee was born and raised in Crookston Minnesota. She graduated from Bemidji State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, while also playing women’s hockey for the Beavers. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2015. She enjoys helping others and working in a variety of settings. In her free time she likes to play hockey, be outside, and spend time with her family and friends.