Mark has contributed to grassroots struggles for racial, economic and gender justice since the late 1990s, and trained as a organizer in New York City through Social Justice Leadership’s Transformative Organizing Initiative. Mark worked with Mothers on the Move in the South Bronx for four years, launching MOM’s public housing campaign, helping to coordinate a community visioning process and working with RTTC-NYC groups to develop a citywide political platform. Mark served on RTTC’s national Steering Committee before joining its staff in 2010, working to grow RTTC’s finance and administrative systems to embody our movement DNA, strengthen interdependent organizational ecosystems, and advance the theory and practice of strategic infrastructure. Hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, Mark was politicized by rust belt inequality and gentrification and by spending formative years in Southern Africa during the final phase of apartheid. Mark enjoys adventuring with his kids, riding bikes, playing futbol, diggin’ in the crates and sharing joy and revelry with his movement family.