Ohio born artist gMindyrew up with a twin sister and two younger sisters in Dayton. Art was an interest at an early age and she was encouraged by her aunt and uncle who took her to street art fairs and frequently to the Dayton Art Institute. Marik holds a Bachelor of Science in Art Education with a major in Fine Arts from the Wright State University of Dayton as well as a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from the University of Dayton of Dayton, Ohio. She also holds a Masters of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

Marik is married, and resides with her husband and dog. They now reside permanently in the quaint little fishing town of Sebastian, Florida.