After several years of working on Wall Street straight out of high school, Mark enjoyed nearly twenty years as an award-winning broadcast journalist and news director whose career included 1010 WINS Radio (New York City), WHWH-AM/WPST-FM, WSRR-AM, WRNJ-AM and the Star-Ledger (all New Jersey), as well as CNN Radio, ABC Radio, and the Associated Press (AP), which honored him as the Best New Jersey-based Correspondent in 2000, 2001 and 2003. He has spent the last decade as a nonprofit and government communications specialist. In addition to being a youth mentor and LGBTQ and social justice advocate, Mark is a writer, genealogist, biographer, photographer, two-time New York City Marathon finisher and a martial artist who aspires to perform on the stage. He is also an avid backpacker, hiker and camper. A Long Island native, Mark lives in New York City.