Marchele was born and raised in the Northwest and has had a lifelong love of animals. For 13 years, she was a 4-H Leader in Snohomish County involved in multiple projects including teaching youth about the care and training their dogs. She is also a volunteer for the youth dog show at the Stanwood Camano Community Fair. Outside of work she enjoys training and trialing her dogs in companion events.

When not participating in dog activities, she enjoys working in her garden, camping, golf, and snowmobiling.

Marchele has two adult sons and two canine kids, Maya and Tinker.