Advisor & Associate

A deep listener, Mark has an uncanny ability to ask the key question that moves the thinking forward. Clients value his skill in sorting through long-winded explanations and hearing the underlying, and sometimes unspoken, message. Mark is also a gifted meeting facilitator and coach, bringing an organized and practical approach to both. His work with clients such as General Motors, Bell Canada, Schering-Plough, Microsoft and the U.S. Government has taken him across the United States and internationally from Canada to Nepal.

Mark stays on the cutting edge of experience-based training and development, and is a lead reviewer the Association of Experiential Education’s Accreditation program. His programs bring the power of adventure to the learning process. Not just a speaker, Mark facilitates exciting activity-based sessions that really get people involved. When participants are actively engaged in the process, learning is enhanced and the training endures.

Mark’s undergraduate work was in Youth Services Administration at Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, IA and his graduate program was in Experiential Education at Mankato State University in Mankato, MN. He has been a faculty member or field instructor at four major universities, a law enforcement special tactics instructor, a Red Cross disaster specialist, a paramedic, ambulance service director, and a U.S. Forest Service fire lookout. He brings this diverse and exciting rescue background to life in his high-energy presentations.