Marvin fell in love with event planning from a young age. As a child, there were always parties at the Vilma residence, which sparked his interest in the event planning industry. Helping his parents to set up for the many barbecues, baby showers and graduation parties were some his most fond memories from those family gatherings. Making sure that all the guests were having fun and left happy were two important lessons, Marvin learned during those years. After years of experience in the industry with wedding planning, non-profit fundraising, and corporate event planning, Marvin finally decided to pursue his passion for design and logistical management as an undergraduate student at Colgate University.
In April of 2011, Marvin founded MKV Event Design with the help of Colgate’s Thought Into Action program. After working with some of Colgate’s successful alumni in business and technology, Marvin was inspired to become a full-time entrepreneur. Since then, he has continued to grow the firm as it develops innovative ways of thinking about the industry.