Although his birth certificate shows he was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, Marcus came to Arizona as an infant with his adoptive family. He has three siblings, two sisters and a brother. Marcus joined the Sole Sports team in February 2012.
Marcus ran cross-country and track at Sunnyslope high school and continued to run at Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC), where he studied business communications. While at PVCC, Marcus became a junior college national XC champion. Achieving his running goals early on, he continues to run, not seriously, but for health and fun.
In addition to working at Sole Sports, Marcus also commits a lot of time and energy toward his DJ business, Valascus Productions. DJ Auralias, as he is known, performs at private, commercial and corporate events and he performs regularly at the Sidebar in downtown Phoenix. The long-term goals Marcus has for his business include becoming a top-tier DJ and performing at large, well-known music festivals.
A fun fact that not many people know about Marcus is he will be performing at the 2018 Burning Man Festival, held each year in the Nevada desert.