Mark is a naturalist mentor and an organic farmer. He has trained with Jon Young and Wilderness Awareness School and Bill Plotkin PhD, founder of Animas Valley Institute. He lives with his partner and daughter on Vashon Island where they help run the Vashon Wilderness Program.
Very glad to have you aboard. Last time I was in Vashon (I live in Pullman), I visited my good friend Frank Hein. You may know him from singing and playing at various places on the island or as a strong environmentalist and early supporter of The Children & Nature Network. Unfortunately, Frank has moved and is now the Education Director on another island, the home of the Santa Catalina Conservancy. I hope to visit him soon when I travel to Southern California. Please post often on this site so we can access your knowledge. Best wishes, John