Mark's Bio: Mark (far left in the photo) moved to Durango from Madison, WI and has been the Director of the Leadership Center since August 2007. He is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a certificate in Technical Communication. A passionate leadership educator, Mark serves as a Co-Lead Facilitator for "LeaderShape", where he has facilitated week-long programs for students all over the country. One of Mark's favorite quotes is "Live life on the edge and it will redefine your center" and he believes this is one of the best attributes of higher education - pushing yourself to learn, think differently, and use those new skills to change communities. He is an avid mountain biker, whitewater kayaker, and enjoys spending his time with his wife, dog, and family and friends. His Strengths are: Adaptability, Arranger, WOO, Strategic, and Self-Assurance.