Marcus was born in Omaha NE where there was a small ski hill across the river. He longed for his Colorado trips in high school where mountain life and skiing became more and more intriguing. He moved to Vail as soon as he was able to and then skied his way west stopping for a time in Jackson and Tahoe. Portland has been his home with his wife and 3 daughters for the past 14 years. His favorite places to ski so far are Alaska and British Columbia. Marcus is always planning or thinking about his next adventure. When it isn't a ski trip it is most likely a mountain bike adventure or an adventure with his family.