Marcel was raised in his community of Rainy River First Nations/Manitou Rapids, where he currently resides with his wife and two children. Marcel holds strong ties to his home and has worked throughout his adult life in positions of employment that would allow him to support his community, whether that be suring his time as both an OPP and First Nations police constable, community Education Counsellor, or community leader during his tenures as a Council Member. Being active in the community has helped ground Marcel in the realities and challenges that face many First Nations and the need for all to work collaboratively to ensure the community is home, a safe place, a place of acceptance, understanding and support for its Members.