Mardelle grew up on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, and spent her youth in the outdoors – camping, swimming, fishing, exploring both the Bay area, and the Frederick County farmland when visiting relatives. She loves history, and is known for her living history activity in Frederick County. She prescribes to the sustainable, use-everything-throw-nothing-away lifestyle which existed for thousands of years, that she works to incorporate into her daily routine. Professionally, Mardelle is a bookkeeper, administrator trained in business management and is part owner of Bravura Arts & Framing, an art gallery and custom picture framing shop in downtown Frederick. Mardelle’s work at Fox Haven allows her to combine much of what she loves in life.