Our Team


Owner, Sole Field Technician

Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from Purdue University

and over 25 years of experience in the industry. 


Marcus started out working for his father, Joe Hoone who founded Grass Roots in 1983.  Joe instilled the work ethic and dedication to the principal of taking care of each customer as he would want to be taken care of.  Marcus went on to study at Purdue University with the goal of eventually taking over the reigns of the family business.  That succession happened in 2008 and Grass Roots has maintained its supurb level of customer service ever since!

In his spare time, Marcus enjoys family camping trips, traveling with his wife, any and all activities with his kids, as well as hunting and fishing. He is also an avid racing fan, particularly sprint cars. Grass Roots has the pleasure of sponsoring Hopkins Racing and driver AJ Hopkins starting in 2017. 


Office Manager




Abby has spent the last 12 years working as a RN in adult & pediatric ICUs, ERs and Emergency Medical Helicopter transport with LifeLine as well as raising her children. Abby and Marcus married in 2015 and combined her 3 children with his 3 children. 2017 will be the first year that Abby leaves the healthcare industry and begins working full time for Grass Roots. She will be coordinating and organizing the back office as well as learning from Marcus about the company and industry as a whole. She is excited and ready for the change! 

Abby and Marcus spend most of their time with their 6 kids. All of their activities and family trips take a majority of the free time available. Abby loves the water-swimming, boating or reading a book on the beach are among her favorites. Camping, hiking and traveling are also high on the list!

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