Marcus Hopkins was born and raised in Weed, California and moved to Chico in 2002 to attend Chico State. In 2006, Marcus got married and also graduated from Chico State with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. He later earned his masters degree in educational counseling and PPS credentials in 2012 from National University. Marcus Hopkins has two main things that are important to him - his family and his Christian faith. What he has enjoyed the most about his time working at Inspire is getting to know the students; seeing them come in as freshman and then seeing the transformation as a senior. "I'm always blown away about how talented these students are."