He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising from California State University, Fullerton. His advertising career as an art director/designer started in Los Angeles and brought him to the inland northwest where he worked for advertising agencies in Missoula, Coeur d’Alene, and Spokane.
He and his life partner Paul are active in Spokane’s gay community. Both are board members of the Inland Northwest Business Alliance, Spokane’s gay business chamber, and have represented Spokane at national gay business conferences. Marvo has sat on the board of the Downtown Spokane Partnership and Paul is the president of the Spokane AIDS Network.
A first generation Filipino-American, he was born in Seattle and grew up in Chula Vista, a suburb of San Diego, CA. He enjoys the theatre and symphony, trying new restaurants, cooking, collecting art, snow skiing and taking long walks with their dog Rufus.
Why serve on the Friends of KSPSBoard?
"Sitting on the Friends of KSPS Board is a great opportunity to expand my personal life and contribute to my community at the same time. As an avid channel surfer, the clicker often stops at KSPS to enjoy many of the station’s concerts and regular programs."
Favorites include: Bill Moyers, McLaughlin Group, Globe Trekker, Nature, POV and Antiques Roadshow.