Marcie is Hotfoot's account manager and has worked within finance in the digital sector for over a decade. She's a dab-hand at all things finance from strategy to capacity planning.
My first job was waitressing at a local bakery and tearoom at the age of 12. I was paid £2 an hour but I also got a lot of free cream cakes.
Tell us something we might not know about you...
After I finished my degree I inter-railed around Europe. I was in a bar in Prague one night and ended up inadvertently partying with the Czech Republic national football team. I only found out when my boyfriend at the time recognised several of the players from my photos (he was an avid Liverpool supporter).
There’s too many to choose. If I had to pin it down, it would be Ten by Pearl Jam, but I also love King for a Day by Faith No More and Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins.
I’m an avid reader so another hard one to pin down. I’ve read (and love) all the disc world series by Terry Pratchett, but also anything by Neil Gaiman and Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.
It must be either No Country for Old Men, The Terminator, Memento, The Usual Suspects, or Aliens - all classics!
What do you most treasure?
Ada and Eli our twins, coming up for 2 years old. They were born at 26 weeks weighing 1lb 8oz and 2lbs. Both little fighters and doing amazingly well!
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I grew up on a farm and my dad breeds birds of Prey so from a young age I was crazy about animals and wanted to be a vet. One of my earliest memories is playing on the kitchen floor with Woody the barn owl.
Completing my PHD and having several papers published from my Thesis, although I’m always worried when using the title Dr Towell in case I get mistaken for a medical doctor and asked to give medical assistance (especially when flying).
Favourite holiday destination?
Australia! A few friends and I hired a campervan and travelled from Cairns to Adelaide, we had an amazing time diving, surfing, and sightseeing on route, and had few hairy encounters with cassowaries, dingoes, and kangaroos.
Don’t judge me… Bon Jovi in Newcastle, my mum had to come with me as I was only 14 and travelling down from Scotland.
What are you most grateful for?
Ada and Eli our twins (collectively known as the chunks). Born at 26 weeks, weighing 1lb 8oz and 2lbs, they had a traumatic start in life. We were told that their chances of survival were 60% and 40%, respectively, and they spent 4 months in hospital. However, the crazy little fighters are coming up to 2-years-old and both happy and healthy. I can’t thank the amazing staff at Burnley and Lancaster Neonatal units enough who provided amazing care for both of them.