Mark discovered his love for art at an early age starting with black & white photography in the 60’s and then stained glass windows in 2009. His stained glass windows have earned six Best of Show awards in the Los Angeles County Fair as well as a juried photo. Mark has a stained glass window depicting a Peace Dove permanently installed in the Ludwick Center for Spirituality at the University of La Verne. Mark enjoys creating original patterns for his windows, making them detailed and intricate. While the windows take many hours to create, he also enjoys creating smaller pieces allowing him to be creative in a shorter time frame. More recently, he’s been doing some slumped glasswork. Mark travels often to Alaska. He says that he feel so small in the vast spaces of Alaska. He finds the experiences there very peaceful; so much so that he wishes to share it and his feelings with others through the images he captures… it simply takes his breath away. “For me, it is about the light, contrast, and most importantly the subject. If I focus on the subject and how I can best get a glimpse of it in a fleeting moment in time, and if I am passionate about the pursuit, then all of the other things such as light balance and composition will take care of themselves. Mark retired in 2019 and is very fortunate to be at the point in his life where he can spend time on his creative processes, like stained glass art and photography. He is quite fortunate to have a wife, Julie, who supports him in these ventures. She knows it’s good for all of us to pursue our interests and passions.