My full-time job is Chief Strategist at BlackSheep Productions, Inc. where we change the world through the production of exceptional events. As the Chief Strategist at BlackSheep, Mark uses his talents to develop customized solutions that meet the specific strategic goals for each client event and marketing initiative. A strong foundation in creative business solutions coupled with a passion for technology allows Mark to consistently turn visions into stunning, influential events. Born with an a unique blend of right-brained creativity and left-brained strategic thinking, Mark delivers his diverse skills to each client event with a passion that can be seen through his attention to every detail. When not working, you can find Mark wrapped up in games and fun with his two boys and wife. As an avid Auburn fan, he is only mildly concerned that his oldest son's favorite color is red. The geek in Mark is evidenced by his wide array of gadgets and gizmos; he is always using the newest and looking for the next technology! In the crossroad of profession and personality, you will catch Mark talking about preeminence. He believes in preeminence throughout the event industry as well as personally. With a passion to change the world, Mark has embraced the blessings God has given him and seeks to use those talents and relationships for His glory. Specialties:Project development, management and implementation; contract negotiation; budget creation and management; strategic planning; team development for strategy implementation; strong writing and computer skills. I am not a professional investor but I am actively investing in corporate stocks and mutual funds in retirement accounts. As a teenager in the late 1970s, I bought my first no-load mutual fund. Through the 1990s I was a very active investor in individual corporate stocks and painfully learned the harsh lesson of the downside of leverage as the internet bubble burst. Since that time, I have been much more conservative and enjoy following specific stocks and talking about possible opportunities with professionals before making investment decisions.