More about Mark

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."

Mark’s NOW List

Spend at least 1 day in each 50 states (27:50 thus far)

Hike Appalachian Trail

Hike to top of Mt Washington, New Hampshire

Tour the British Isles

See a hockey game in every NHL Arena (5:30 thus far)

See the Great Barrier Reef

Complete a Masters Degree

Own a profitable company

Fly a helicopter


Things I’ve already accomplished:

Climbed one of the tallest peaks in the US - Mt Elbert 14,000+ feet

Dove in the Florida Keys – snorkeled Key Largo

Hiked part of the Continental Divide Trail thru Rockies – camped 6 weeks, refurbishing 3 miles of trail

Won Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Citizenship – donated the $1000 award to Pgh Autism Society

Ran for ‘public’ office – elected Vice Chairman of Board of Governors at WVU by 23,000 students (also elected Vice President of APO Fraternity of 200 members)

Spent 2 years participating in Community Service with the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps

Panned and found gold in Rocky Mountains

Marched in a Rag time parade in New Orleans

Mountain biked Slick Rock and Porcupine Rim Trails in Moab, UT

Sailed a 54’ Sailboat in Chesapeake Bay

Been to Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, as well as Canada and Mexico

Spoke with a US President – President Clinton also Vice-President Al Gore, and various Senators

Favorite Authors:

Phil Keoghan    Richard Branson    Tim Cahill    Jon Krakauer    James Redfield    Jay Atkinson    Jack Falla

Campaigns I support:

Non-smokers Rights    America Bikes    Nature Conservancy    Cousteau Society

Hobbies and Interests:

Mountain Biking    Hockey    Technology    Inline Skating    Hiking    Camping    Photography

Websites I developed:

Pack 157    Restore-cars    IceTimeHockey    PensInfo    WPaHockey    HockeyBrain    Whitman Augusta     Colin's Site