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In addition to being an author, Marco is a life skills instructor, mentor and a poet. A native of Dallas, Texas, Marco earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters of Education in Secondary Education from Alcorn State University. He is currently pursuing his Educational Doctorate in Sports Administration from Northcentral University and plans to be an advocate for improving the academic performance and graduation rates of college student-athletes.
During his undergraduate matriculation, he was a four year letterman on the football team. Marco is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated and is an active member in his local community. Marco is a strong Christian and roots his message in a biblical foundation- he attends Concord Church under the leadership of Pastor Bryan Carter.
When he is not delivering motivational messages and speeches, he volunteers his efforts and energy to the Heads Up Foundation of Dallas and also referees for Metro-plex Sports Officiating organization, which serves the youth leagues of Texas.
Marco expresses real life and real hope, for real love in today’s society. In addition to his book, “Let’s Stay Together: Dating Made Simple for the New Millennium”, Marco has authored numerous articles including “Love in a Mason Jar”, “It Must Add Up”, “Emotional Intelligence,” and “How to Avoid Being Just a Need.”
A noted speaker, Marco has presented for Dallas Independent School District, the El Centro Community College TRIO program, at Brookhaven Community College during African American Heritage week, and at local schools including Maynard Jackson Middle School and Oliver Wendell Holmes.
His featured works, “Fixed Mindsets vs. Growth Mindsets” and “Do You Know Your Purpose” are targeted to a all audiences. Marco hosts book club reviews and talk-back sessions to bring a realistic dialogue for additional insight and discussion on the message of his book.