My name is Marcie Bouwman. I have four children and two step-daughters.  All my children are married and enjoy life centered around their families.  I also enjoy being a Grandmother to eleven and the family is expecting twins very soon.

My childhood was spent in Ammon, Idaho. My parents built a roller-skating rink when I was 10. I grew up roller-skating. My passion was snow skiing. I also liked camping, water skiing, dirt bikes, 3 wheelers and boating.

I had the privilege of being an exchange student. I got to go to Brazil. I stayed in Boto Fogo, which is a suburb of Rio. It was an experience I will never forget.

I received a degree in electronics from Easter Idaho Technical College.  In 1987, I was hired by ATK/Thiokol to install instrumentation on rocket motors.  While employed at ATK/Thiokol, I was transferred to a special part of the company known as Non-Destructive testing.  While working with this department at ATK/Thiokol, I became certified in Level II X-ray, Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, and Ultrasonics.

While I was in college, I became involved with VICA. I was vice-president for my school and for the state of Idaho. I competed in several competitions and won a silver metal. I also got to go to nationals.

Desiring to be home with my kids, I accepted a position in the Head Start program at the Davis School District.  I enjoyed this position for 15 years. While I was with Davis School District, I earned my CDA (Child Development Associate) for Pre-Kindergarten.

I left my teaching job in Aug. 2018 to start Smart Start Learning Centers with my daughter Shandi. I love working with her and have an excellent staff. The best part is I still get to be with children.

I love to do any kind of craft. I do everything from porcelain dolls to card making. I even have 3 kilns.