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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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