His name stands as an evident give away for the anomaly that he is. Marc with a C. Like many before, Marc migrated East to West leaving the humble counters of Eastern Boarder behind to find himself as High Cascade Snowboard Camp's media manager at the age of 20. During the summer of 2016 he conveniently moved into my cozy Portland house and this ensued many nights of brainstorming, sharing projects, criticizing, dreaming, and conceptualizing. To have daily conversations with someone holding unwavering opinions about everything from skateboarding, snowboarding, filming, photography, art, movies, and music was inspirational and stimulating to say the least. With no formal training and using Google as his guide, Marc has been able to curate taste, something that people are either born with or spend years acquiring. Two years ago Marc quit his office job and committed to being my fulltime filmer, photographer, and editor. A leap of faith considering he had never been a filmer, had little to no experiencing editing, and signed onto one of the most difficult jobs in snowboarding to boot, filming women. With a portfolio encompassing action and product photography, a web series, a short film, and multiple skate edits... The kids worth keeping an eye on as he continues to provide us with some much needed artistic liberties that the Snowboard World's been missing. - Desiree Melancon
Birthdate: September 19th, 1995
Current title: Freelance Filmmaker and Photographer
What does your current position in the snowboarding industry entail? Describe a typical day on the job.
Every day is different. This past winter I spent five months on the road slowly driving across the country. Usually waking up early, going to a spot or driving around trying to find one, then doing it all over again. In the summer, I'm either skateboarding or burning my eyes on a computer screen editing photos, videos, or endlessly searching for music.
Where are you from and where do you currently call home?
I grew up in central Massachusetts in a small town called Rutland and currently live in Portland Oregon.
How did you start snowboarding?
I got into skateboarding when I was little and the East Coast winters weren't the best for doing that so I think it was just natural to want to snowboard. After years of bugging my parents to let me try it with no luck, I joined my middle school ski club in 7th grade and finally got a season pass.
At what point did you realize that you wanted to work in the snowboard industry?
From a young age, I knew I never wanted to have a "normal" job and wanted to continue to have fun with my friends for as long as possible.
And how did you make that happen?
I got a job at High Cascade a few years ago and at the end of the summer got asked if I wanted to move to Portland to work full time for them. After about a year and a half of working there, I left to help Desiree Melancon make her United Slopes series. Then at the beginning of this year, Des and I got the opportunity to make a video project of our own that we're both pretty excited about that comes out this November.
Who did you look up to in the industry for inspiration?
For video, anything that Tanner Pendleton, Skylar Brent, Hayden Rensch, Jake Durham, Jake Price, Colton Feldman and Jon Stark have made is always really great.
For photos, Cole Martin and Oli Gagnon never take a shot that bums me out.
What do you feel has been your biggest impact in your line of work?
Wanting to make something that hopefully gives other people the same feelings that I had while watching videos and looking at magazines when I was a kid.
What do you want to accomplish that you haven’t yet?
It'd be nice to travel outside of the country more. Also to put together some kind of photo book, whether it's a winter’s worth of snowboarding photos or random photos I shoot in my free time.
Anyone you’d like to thank?
I could type names forever but to keep it short, my family, all my friends (you know who you are), everybody at Eastern Boarder, and the world to Tom Johnson, and Desiree Melancon.