Family: My wonderful wife of 14 years and hve 3 great children. All five of us live together.
Occupation: State of Alaska, Alaska Department of Labor/Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Coordinator for Employment First Program. And, I hold a commission as a Second Lieutenant with the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF-State Guard) AS Chaplain with the 49TH Brigade based at Joint Based at Joint Based Elmendorf-Richardson.
Previous government experience or community involvement: Marcus attended all of his secondary education in ASD and is a graduate of East High School. He is an associate pastor of the Greater Friendship Baptist Church and a former employee of the Anchorage School District. He held the following positions with the ASD for over seven years: as a teacher’s assistant for special education and special needs, assumed the permanent position as a safety and security specialist for two years at Wendler Middle School. For five years he coached basketball, track & field and volleyball, serving several schools across the Anchorage District.
I have formally served on the Fairview Community Council Executive Board, Shiloh Community Housing Executive Board and a member of the Rogers Park Community Council. He was appointed by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz to the John S. Parks Naming Panel, which was successful in getting the Anchorage Transit Center named after that outstanding citizen. Served as NAACP executive Board Second Chair and Vice President of SHRM Anchorage Chapter Wayland University.
Member of the Executive Board of the Anchorage Community Police Relations Taskforce and formally on the Bridge Builders of Anchorage Executive Board. He also served as a first responder chaplain for the Anchorage Police and Anchorage Fire Department. Marcus currently served and was appointed to the Suicide Prevention Council by Governor Michael J. Dunleavy.
Highest level of education: I am a graduate of East High School, bachelor’s of Christian Ministry with a minor in Human Services from Wayland Baptist University and currently enrolled in the Joint master’s of Divinity & MBA at Wayland Baptist University.
What is the latest book you’ve read? Or, what book do you recommend and why?: I recently read Cat in the Hat with my daughter, by Dr. Seuss.