Marcus grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. He served his mission in Spain. While attending school in Provo, he met his eternal companion Christine and together they have four children, all of whom were born in Alaska. He loves learning about people’s cultures including his own. His ancestors came from England and Wales in the 17th century, were Inupiaq (Eskimo), Spanish creole in Chile, and Mapuche Indian from Chile. Marcus’ career included fifteen years in Alaska state government where he worked in managing natural resources, as a research analyst with the Office of Children’s Services, and as a fisheries economist. After three years of teaching math, statistics, and economics at BYU– Idaho, Marcus is excited to join the BYU – Hawaii Ohana in Laie.
BA in economics, Brigham Young University – Provo 2003
MS in economics, Utah State University – 2006
Ph.D in fisheries, University of Alaska Fairbanks - 2020