Inspiring, Motivating, and Educating


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Choice Forward x Sanvello
Choice Forward x Sanvello

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We launched Choice Forward LLC in 2018 with a goal: Help people improve their mental health, physical fitness, and spiritual awareness in order to empower individuals, strengthen communities, and foster healthier environments.

This goal developed out of a conversation we had in 2016 as we geared up to battle the squirrels that were mercilessly destroying Marcus' garden. As we worked, Dana listened to Marcus' thoughts on life, and she realized his insight and outlook could benefit anybody trying to grow. 

To achieve our goal, we created Choice Forward. We offer services such as as workshops, presentations, and seminars, and pursue our mission through creative means like writing and content creation. 

You may be familiar with our Founder & CEO, Marcus Bridgewater, who is commonly known as the influencer & content creator Garden Marcus. In 2019, a friend suggested we bring exposure to our company and mission with short-form videos. We thought Marcus could share his philosophy though the lessons he learned in his garden. Our videos were well received and Garden Marcus continues to inspire people to grow today. Our Co-Founder, Dana Hammarstrom, happily films and edits all the videos.

We are a small team, but we are passionate and committed to our work. We would love to enrich your community so give us a call or send us an email today! 


Great news! Marcus' new book comes out May 24th and is available for preorder! 

You don't want to miss this beautiful self-help book written from the lens of the garden. Marcus takes readers on a journey through mental health, physical fitness, and spiritual awareness to help you improve your well-being and grow to your fullest potential. Preordered? Access your preorder perks here!

Upcoming Events:

May 21 at 1:15 pm - Houston Public Library (Keynote speech about "How to Grow" to conclude HPL's first Mental Health Awareness Fair. Register here.

May 24 at 7pm - Village Books, The Woodlands TX (Talk, Q&A, book signing). Doors open at 6:30pm. Registration required for talk + Q&A - register here.

May 25 at 7pm - Kindred Stories, Houston TX ("In conversation with the author.") Register here

June 21 at 6pm - Writer's Block, Winter Park FL. Details + Event Brite to come. 


We offer a variety of services to help you and your team prosper. Our workshops, presentations, and seminars are designed to empower people, build communities, and foster healthy environments. Our keynote speeches are set to motivate and inspire audiences big and small. Our guided meditations will help you and your team relax, reflect, and recharge.

If your organization is in need of positivity & motivation, Choice Forward is available virtually and in-person! If you are interested in more information, please email Dana at dana@choiceforward.com or call +1 (346) 305-9685‬.

Read testimonials here!



February 18th, 2021

Marcus talks about what seeds to plant in the winter with Drew Barrymore and Kat Dennings on the Drew Barrymore Show.



September 21, 2021

Marcus chatted with Fox 26 Houston about how he got started with plants and where his video ideas comes from.




Write Garden Marcus a letter!

We would love to hear from you. If you would like to send Garden Marcus a letter, our PO Box address is:

Garden Marcus

PO Box 9601 

9450 Pinecroft Dr

Spring Tx, 77387

Plant cuttings are welcome too :) 



+1 (346) 305-9685‬

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