Marcus Herstik lives in Sydney’s Northern Beaches/ Lower North Shore with his wife who he has been married to since December 2006. They had known each other for a very long time before dating (seriously, like 12 years…) but it’s a long story and probably needs a beer or something to help the story along.
During his life Marcus has represented Australia in the US & Europe skiing in slalom & giant-slalom (and a few Super-G) events as well as Freestyle moguls. He still enjoys skiing when he can but has learnt an appreciation for summer as well.
After working for his family in hospitality for a number of years he studied and took a job working in the IT industry. Over the years he has worked for some of Australia’s largest & most respected companies including Telstra, Optus as well as Commander & a little known company called WCG (which was actually Australia’s largest private wholesale communications provider).
He has worked extensively with servers & network infrastructure as well as building & maintaining web applications including websites. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional, has a Diploma in Database Design and Administration as well as Cisco Certification. Funnily enough he spends most of his time working with Linux server’s, databases and websites.
In late 2007 he got the hospitality bug back and decided there would be more surf & fun if he purchased a cafe in North Bondi & spent a few years there working hard. Together with his wife he was pleasing lots of customers including celebrities like Jimeoin, Jack Johnson, the Potbelleez & Wes Carr before he got famous. The cafe was even mentioned in a number of publications including Good Food guides, TimeOut magazine, ABC Gourmet, Wallpaper Guide to Sydney and others.
Eventually he went back to computers and working with businesses to help them get organised online and have a strong integration between their business goals & the way they utilise the internet. Now he just hits the beach after work, although he has been spotted there occasionally early, but considering how hard he works we’ll let him get away with it.
In case you haven’t noticed, this was written in the third person by Marcus. Yep, he’s that kind of guy.