Marvin Pirila graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1993 with a BBA in Finance and minor in Economics.  He accepted a position with the United States Postal Service in 1988 and in 1990 began supervising part-time.  In 1992, he began to supervise full-time in mail processing, and since has served as a Delivery Services Supervisor, Tour Superintendent, Postmaster, Operations Support Specialist, and Plant Manager.  During this time, he received four awards for outstanding performance.

Mr. Pirila was the former editor/writer for a small newspaper.  He continues to contribute articles to two newspapers, www.faithwriters.com, and www.northlandwatch.com (a personally supported site).  He also worked as a tax professional before becoming Tax Partner for First Place Technologies, a web development LLC.  In addition to tax preparation/bookkeeping, he wrote press releases, content, marketing pieces, and blogged.