Hi, it’s Mark. I’m originally from Utica but have spent most of my corporate business career living in places around the USA and abroad. My family has been part of the Old Forge community since 1996 when we built a home on Fourth Lake. My wife Patty and I live in Old Forge and Vero Beach, Florida, and spend as much time as possible with our daughter Samantha and her husband Dan, who live in Albany, and son Michael and his girlfriend Emily, who live in St. Augustine, Florida.
What I like most about working at View?
Building something important for the benefit of the community. Also, working with the people at View…helping them grow and develop to the extent that I can, and learning something new every day. If you don’t keep learning throughout life, how do you grow?
If there’s a leadership principle that I adhere to, it’s this: To maximize success, you have to be willing to adapt your leadership style to the needs of the organization, not come in with a recipe that you take from place to place. Eventually, the recipe approach will find an organization that doesn’t digest that food.
My downtime pleasures: diehard Syracuse basketball and football fan, lifelong Yankee, opening a great bottle of Bordeaux with an amazing meal, recreational sports, traveling, and most importantly being with family.
Things I wish I was better at, but probably will never improve much: cleaning, picking college football games, fixing mechanical things, and probably golf, but I’m not ready to give up on any of them yet...except for cleaning.