A chef out of Chicago, Marcus made a modest living cooking for a bar and grill as well as selling produce from a rooftop garden. He took basic firearms and self defense training after being mugged on his way to work one day. It was at these classes that he met his girlfriend, Emilia Walker. They had kept in contact after Marcus left to care for his Grandfather in Chernarus, but soon after the outbreak, Marcus lost communication with her. Unable to travel back to the US, he's stranded on Chernarus with the rest of the survivors. He can cook a damn good meal and handle himself in a pinch, but tries to avoid combat as much as possible.