Updated: Jun 18
Meet Adam Marcum, Marketing & Public Relations Manager at Butler County Educational Service Center, a man fueled by his passion for adventure and his love for miniature car collecting. Each year, Adam embarks on a road trip with his father and friends, discovering new destinations and creating unforgettable memories. His most cherished journey thus far was a 3,700 mile trek from San Francisco to Cincinnati, where they explored nine national parks along the way. Although Adam's roots are deeply embedded in Butler County, where his ancestors settled over two centuries ago. During his downtime, Adam adds to his remarkable collection of 1/64 model cars, including Hot Wheels. He has a fondness for the classic film Ferris Bueller's Day Off and aspires to attend the Isle of Man TT and the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. Join Adam on his escapades and witness where his desire for exploration will lead him next.
Every year I go on a road trip with my dad and friends. We drive all day every day and explore new places. To date, my favorite was a one-way 3,700 mile drive from San Francisco to Cincinnati where we visited nine national parks.
My ancestors first came to Butler County more than 200 years ago and were among the first to settle Morgan Township, about 10 minutes from where my wife and I currently reside.
I collect 1/64 model cars (including Hot Wheels).
Choose one song to play every time you walk into a room. What song and why Homegrown – CARRTOONS. It sounds like a baseball walk-up song for positive vibes. You wrote a book about your career so far. What would the title be and why? “How Did I Get Here?” When I graduated college, I didn’t even know that my current career path existed, but I’m incredibly grateful to be where I am now. If you weren’t in your current line of work, what career would you pursue Racecar driver or helicopter pilot What’s your #1 bucket list item? Attend the Isle of Man TT and the Goodwood Festival of Speed (UK)
FOOD Goetta, pasta or seafood SNACK/CANDY Graeter’s mint chocolate chip, Grippo’s BBQ chips, 5th Avenue chocolate bars RESTAURANT Bakersfield (the margaritas are so choice) MOVIE Ferris Bueller’s Day Off TV SHOW The Grand Tour, Parks and Rec, The Profit MUSIC/BAND Coldplay, Lord Huron, Mac Ayres, Phoebe Bridgers, The Midnight SONG Coldplay - Death and All His Friends HOBBY Driving/modifying my car, traveling, and trying new food SPORT/TEAM Formula 1… I’ll be cheering Checo on at this year’s USGP in Texas! BOOK “The Driver” by Alex Roy (a story about breaking the coast-to-coast Cannonball Run record) VACATION SPOT LA STORE I love perusing automotive classifieds, though I rarely buy anything. SEASON Fall! I just wish it lasted longer.
IN DA CLUB
Why did you join Rotary? To help give back to the community I call home in meaningful ways.
What is your favorite part of being a Rotarian?
The friendships and connections. I love working alongside my fellow club members to leverage our unique skills and backgrounds to serve our community in new and creative ways. We are all #PeopleOfAction.