After attending UC Davis, Marcus worked for a top-rated independent repair shop in Napa, California, for 7 years, working his way up from shop assistant to service manager and learning the service side of the auto repair business. He left the automotive field and ran a successful mortgage business in California and Nevada for many years, thinking his auto repair days were behind him. However, after moving to Carson City with his wife and two kids in 2006, he was unable to find a dealership or independent shop that lived up to his expectations. In December of 2008, he heard that Capitol Automotive was for sale. On a whim, he looked at the shop, and it was purchased and running under his leadership within 30 days. In his spare time, Marcus enjoys cycling, anything involving the Sierra Nevada, and shuttling teenagers to various sport and school activities.