Mark was first exposed to Stoicism in passing through an undergraduate philosophy course more than 30 years ago. As he grew older, Mark began reflecting on the choices and decisions he had made in life and came to realize that he could change almost any of his outward circumstances, but in the end that would only result in new and perhaps a larger set of problems and compromises. At this point, he came upon Stoicism again in the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Wanting to learn more he turned to the Internet where he found living Stoics through the College of Stoic Philosophers and the Stoic Essential Studies Course.
Mark has a BA in Public Affairs from the George Washington University and a MA in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Florida. He has more than 30 years of experience in the public & private sector working as a consultant, project manager and administrator. Mark currently lives in East Central Florida and works for a consulting firm.