I first met Marvin during my CDT thru-hike. I was crossing a snow field a few miles north of Battle Pass in Wyoming. We only spoke for about 5-10 minutes, before going our separate ways. We didn’t meet again until another chance meeting at the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City two years later.
Since both of those meetings I have learned a lot about Marvin. His passion for life, hiking, U of A, teaching, and all the other things he’s listed above is unparalleled. You can hear it when he talks. You can see it in pictures when he’s following one of his passions. Last time we met, we sat at a restaurant and talked for 5 hours straight and it felt like 2.
Even throughout his recent fight with cancer, his attitude and outlook were amazing. Marvin is one of those people everyone wants around. He makes you look at life and appreciate it more.
During a recent trip to Salt Lake City, I met a different friends new girlfriend. Within the first 10 minutes of meeting her, she told me about a friend of hers from yoga who followed me on Instagram. That friend was Marvin. Like me, she described Marvin in the most amazing way. She lite up when speaking about him. This is why I choose to spotlight Marvin in my first Passion Profile. It’s his passion that makes Marvin 1 of 7 billion and the rest of us are better for it.