As a financial analyst, Mark provides Institute for Youth Success and REL Northwest with up-to-date numbers on contract spending, as well as contracting and other finance support to Education Northwest clients.
Mark enjoys working with clients interested in adopting the 6+1 Trait® Writing Model of Instruction & Assessment—a model he first encountered in high school while a student in Arizona.
He also provides event planning and management services to programs such as the Oregon Leadership Network, Oregon’s Continuing Improvement Network, NW RISE, and the Institute for Youth Success.
In his spare time, you can find Mark around the Portland Farmer’s Market, hiking in Forest Park, and traveling to faraway destinations.
Maya Angelou said, "A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." Too often we only ask students for the right or wrong answer. I know that when teachers implement the 6+1 Trait® Writing Model in their classrooms, they are empowering their students to share their songs.