Mark is the Sustainable Agricultural Coordinator for North Olympic Development Council (NODC). He works with farmers in Clallam and Jefferson counties helping them overcome hurdles to growth. Additionally, Mark manages several consulting contracts through NODC helping non-profit loan funds train lending staff, work through credits, and strategic planning. Prior to joining NODC, Mark was a rural economic development and lending consultant for 7 years having worked with 14 small businesses, non-profits, Native CDFI’s and farmers.
Mark has lived and worked in rural communities his entire life. Agricultural, rural business, and First Nations’ lending was his focus for 17 years with the Farm Credit System and Craft3. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Business from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Mark and his wife, Nancy, have lived on the Olympic Peninsula since 1999. In his spare time, Mark owns and operates a goat and beef ranch in Port Angeles selling meat and raising doelings for a dairy.