Marshall and his wife, Megan, and their young sons live on a small 23 acre farm near Spring Hill Village. They raise sheep and goats.
He is a graduate of Texas Christian University, with an MBA from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in business from the University of Texas at Arlington. His Ph.D. is in management.
Marshall currently is a professor of management at James Madison University and has been working there since 2008. Prior to working as a management professor, Marshall worked as a business process risk consultant and internal auditor.
Marshall Pattie was born and raised in Virginia. His family history in Augusta County dates back to the Revolutionary War.
Marshall first won the North River Board of Supervisor seat in 2012. In 2014, Marshall challenged incumbent Senator Emmett Hanger for the 24th District Seat in the Republican primary. He had the opportunity to meet people from around Virginia and bring awareness to Augusta County and statewide focus to a free-market plan to expand Internet access to rural Virginia, reducing the cost of adoptions and protecting farmers from excessive EPA regulations. Though he didn’t win the nomination, he continues to work to improve on these issues across Augusta County, while remaining fiscally responsible and conservative. Marshall won his second term for board in 2016. Marshall considers this public service and therefore does not take the salary offered by the county.