Prior to joining Steel Sports, Mark was the Executive Director of Aspen Valley Ski/Snowboard Club for 15 years. The non-profit focused on developing “Great Athletes, Great Kids” including many Olympians, Paralympians and X-Games athletes. The club was the United States Ski and Snowboard Association’s National Club of the Year in 2011.
Mark also spent 17 years with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), considered the gold standard in teaching wilderness skills and leadership. Over the years Mark taught backpacking, rock climbing and winter courses. He oversaw the hiring and training of field staff and also served on the director team as Finance Director and Alumni & Development Director.
Mark holds a BS in Mathematics from State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MA in Mathematics from the University of Washington.