Mark comes to us from the worlds of publishing and marketing. He has authored 11 published books, including two Book-of-the-Month Club selections, and his byline has appeared in magazines as diverse as The Atlantic and Rolling Stone. Mark enjoys being outside and belongs to hardy band of fellows who play tennis outdoors year-round - even when clearing the court requires a snow shovel. He is also an avid squash player, hiker, and body-surfer. Mark lives in Oak Bluffs with his partner Patty and helped raise her two sons Asa and Truman. He is active in the local community, and served for several years as volunteer board president of Vineyard House, a 501(c)3 charity that provides housing for Islanders in early recovery from substance abuse. As board president and founding member of the capital campaign committee, Mark spearheaded the completion in late 2014 of a state-of-the-art residential facility to replace Vineyard House's aging infrastructure, and coordinated the sale of its multiple real estate assets through Wallace & Co Sotheby's International Realty, which handled the transactions pro bono. What attracted Mark to work at Wallace & Co. Sotheby's International Realty is the company's support of the community, professionalism, and cooperative environment.