Thanks to a childhood of time spent outdoors, Marcus got an early start working in the environmental education field, and has worked in wilderness education, outdoor leadership, and conservation for numerous organizations and communities for nearly two decades. He earned a degree in Environmental Studies from Miami University in Oxford, OH in 2002, after which went on to serve as conservation programs director for Philmont Scout Ranch in Northern New Mexico. He was drawn to Washington State from Kentucky, to attend the Anake Outdoor School in 2005. A year later, he served as an apprentice for the program before becoming an instructor in the fall of 2007. He is twice certified as a Track and Sign Specialist through Cybertracker Conservation after scoring 100% on their internationally standardized evaluation process in both the Pacific Northwest and the desert southwest of North America.
In addition to working at Wilderness Awareness School, Marcus is a naturalist, advocate, and photographer engaged in telling stories that bring to light and life, the complexity of humans living in the 21st century. He is currently part of the Mountain Caribou Initiative, a visual storytelling collective focused on inland temperate rainforest conservation in the Pacific Northwest. www.caribourainforest.org