Portrait series - Marcus

Portrait Series meet our friend Marcus Carrion@mc.international
1. What is your current occupation or profession?
-Future Environment Analyst for the U.S. Air and Space Forces
-Vice-Chairmen, Board of Directors for Pay it Forward
-Strategic Planner - Logistics Officers Association

2. Where were you born or what are your original roots?
Born in Denver, Colorado. Farm-raised on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains.

3. What are some of your interests or passions in life?
I’ve always been drawn to sports, competition and any challenge that requires honing a skill and maybe resulting in a bit of adrenaline 😎 snowboarding, surfing, on and off road motorcycles, mountain biking, etc. I suppose that has led to my current passion of endurance sports.Adventure/Travel has always been central to my being- I’m always refreshed when reminded of the micro-cultures that we mainly live within, gives me appreciation for the differences and makes me believe more in my ability to visualize change.

4. Do you have a favorite travel destination or a place you call home away from home?
I have many favorites for different reasons. I’ll share a few:
⁃ Sagres, Portugal is my wife and I’s “happy place.” Where we’ve spent many days for reasons and no reason at all. Also an epic surf spot.⁃ Chipiona, Spain. We lived here for 7 years, our first home is there and our daughter Aurora’s birthplace. I’d say SATX is our home, away from this home.⁃ Split, Croatia is an incredible island. we rented a boat and explored the Dalmatian Islands, the Adriatic Sea offering breathtaking views while sipping cocktails in an olive tree; a core memory there.

5. What is a piece of advice or life lesson you hold onto?
I hold onto the idea that most things we enjoy in our lived realities are the result of human invention or creation. Consequently, we have the ability to invent, reinvent, create or recreate that reality. Our acceptance of that reality should be questioned daily as it is a choice with which I hope you know, is yours.

6. Are there any particular goals or aspirations you are working towards?
I’ve got two beautiful daughters (2 and 4 years old) and twin girls on the way - lots of aspirations and goals in this arena!Run 1000+ miles this year.
Complete my first ultramarathonPlan adventure trip to Tour du Mont Blanc with core groupPush goals:
Private Pilots license
Baja 1000 (relay with motos, or solo)
Take my wife to Hawaii finally

7. Are there specific BEXAR Goods products that you have found to particularly appealing or useful in your daily life?
I can’t recall a day in my recent past that I haven’t utilized a Bexar Goods product.
I’m up early most mornings headed out to meet my run crew friends, always sporting a run BRC cap. I earned my custom “Everesting” gorilla keeper attached to my Land Rover key, use it proudly. I’ve really enjoyed having options between the slim and vertical card wallets. I alternate them depending on the occasion or trip. My Valet Tray keeps everything organized.I’m a hat guy, it might be a problem but I’m near 15 I think.Bexar Goods is truly a brand that compliments the lifestyle I’m pursuing - looking forward to exploring more designs soon. Glad to be a highlighted customer, honored to be a friend.