Hi!  I’m Mark.  I have been married to my wonderful wife, Jen, for over 24 years.  Together, we have three great children – Dan (20), Josh (16), and Emily (15) – which Jen is brave enough to homeschool.

I have been a Boy Scout Leader for over 14 years, the last 9 of those as Scoutmaster for a Boy Scout troop with about 50 active boys.

I have also been a Girl Scout Leader for over 11 years, as an Assistant Troop Leader for a Girl Scout troop with about 15 active girls.

I have also volunteered with our church’s middle school and high school youth groups for 8 years, usually working with small groups of about 10-30 youth.

While I don’t hold any degrees or licenses in psychology or counseling, my main hobby is studying personality, social, and developmental psychology, especially as it applies to youth development.  And, my involvement with the organizations above have blessed me with the opportunity to spend over 10,000 hours volunteering with youth.