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Mark lives in Rock­ford, Michi­gan near Grand Rapids. He has lived in Jamestown, New York; Lil­burn, Geor­gia; Dublin, Ohio; Edmonds, Wash­ing­ton; and a few U.S. Army bases. He lived in Italy for a year in the ear­ly 1980s and Turkey for a year in the ear­ly 1990s. He earned a degree in polit­i­cal sci­ence at The Uni­ver­si­ty at Albany, State Uni­ver­si­ty of New York.

Mark works on improv­ing tech­no­log­i­cal sys­tems, ser­vices, and process­es for Sub­splash and its Ulti­mate Engage­ment Plat­form. He worked for Nord­strom writ­ing appli­ca­tion pro­gram­ming inter­faces for mobile appli­ca­tions and as a site reli­a­bil­i­ty engi­neer. He did research and devel­op­ment on the Kuber­netes plat­form for Samsung’s Cloud Native Com­put­ing Team. He sup­port­ed ESPN.com, includ­ing mobile fan­ta­sy foot­ball and March Mad­ness, for The Walt Dis­ney Com­pa­ny. He has also sup­port­ed infor­ma­tion sys­tems and infor­ma­tion secu­ri­ty for den­tal and med­ical insur­ance com­pa­nies. He served in the mil­i­tary as both an enlist­ed air­borne infantry­man and a U.S. Army officer.

Mark served four years on his local pub­lic library board, includ­ing one year as its pres­i­dent. He served five years on the advi­so­ry board of a region­al writ­ers’ con­fer­ence to recruit, select, and sched­ule pre­sen­ters and keynote speak­ers. He has also served as an offi­cer on the exec­u­tive com­mit­tee of a few vol­un­teer non­prof­it organizations.

The views expressed here are his own. They are not endorsed, approved, or reviewed by any oth­er per­son or organization.

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