Mark makes a point of associating himself with difference makers, people who help others and have a world-centric mindset. He knows he can help make a difference in your life if you’re willing to do the work.
He knows the Unbeatable Mind program works because he lives it!
Mark’s coaching goal is to guide individuals and teams to be the best versions of themselves or team they can be, allowing them to be useful to others and the world they live in.
He has years of experience practicing mental toughness and emotional fortitude overcoming obstacles and life’s challenges. He has dedicated his life to being of service to others and our planet’s ecosystems.
Mark has mentored men with alcoholism and addiction issues for over 26 years. He realizes his own former addiction to alcohol, PTSD diagnosis, childhood physical abuse, and the loss of sight in one eye turned out to be some of his greatest assets, giving his life purpose with the gift of helping others.
At sixty years old, Mark has plenty of experience with one of life’s biggest ongoing challenges – change. He has learned how to deal positively with the aging process, self-doubt, loss of parents, serious family health crisis and changing jobs to fulfill future goals. He recognizes the importance of being true to oneself and living a meaningful, purposeful life.
Mark has also learned mental toughness spending most his life in the outdoors. As an avid outdoorsman and waterman, he has worked and played on all seven continents. He has extensive backcountry experience in hazardous environments, including sub-freezing temperatures, avalanche dangers, wintertime river crossings, deadly crevasses, high altitudes, oceans, rivers, and deserts. He’s worked with a variety of potentially dangerous animals including sharks, grizzly bears, wolves, lions, and elephants to name a few.
His extensive ice climbing, rock climbing and technical mountaineering skills, along with wildlife helicopter experience, ultimately led to him to become a helicopter team coordinator and team member of one our country’s leading high angle search and rescue teams for over eight years in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Heading into danger and tragedy was a common theme.
He also spent four seasons as a researcher, field safety supervisor and co-leader for a remote field camp in Antarctica, dealing with extreme weather; he has slept outside in -58 F, and was responsible for keeping morals high in challenging conditions associated with remote, mentally taxing fieldwork. He was grateful to receive an Antarctic Service Medal from The National Science Foundation for scientific achievement and exploration.
To encourage participation in environmental conservation, he wrote two books: 100 Great Day Hikes around Bozeman and the Greater Yellowstone and Fun Family Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park, hiking over 2,500 miles in the process.
A former professional fishing captain, he also wrote science articles for popular big game fishing magazines, as well as a local Hawaiian newspaper.
Mark currently lives in Hawaii and assists a California State University hammerhead shark research project in Kona. He also assists the Zambian Carnivore Program in Africa with African wild dog research.
In Africa, he teaches backcountry first response skills to anti-poaching scouts and wildlife researchers in three different national parks in Zambia. He has also raised money for, and personally made over a 100 hasty first aid kits for those same groups.
Mark has nothing but the utmost confidence that when people integrate the Unbeatable Mind tools and process into their lives – miracles happen. If you are looking for change, he’d love to guide you.