Mark is a co-founder of Alta Trust and has been a guiding force in managing the company. He found previous success in starting other companies within the industry. He was an early innovator in the retirement business, where he established some of the first 401k plans in the Pacific Northwest in the 1980s. He enjoys networking with other industry leaders and finding entrepreneurial solutions for their business opportunities. He is an advocate for Alta Trust to continue to expand and greatly influence the investment community. He and his wife Cherie enjoy traveling the world, particularly Japan and China, where they previously taught and lived.