Mark is the co-founder and chief technology officer at the fintech startup Taffrail, which provides automated digital advice to banks and brokerages. Throughout his career he has worked at Fortune 500 companies, startups, and for the U.S. Navy as a web designer in the Space and Warfare Command. Mark has worked on some of the Internet’s most-trafficked websites including The New York Times, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, and CNN. His experience includes co-creating an innovation lab inside a global financial services firm to foster experimentation and test progressive new user experiences.
Mark’s desire for creating things has roots at home. His father, a dedicated craftsman and woodworker, taught Mark and his brother at a young age how to measure twice and cut once, how to safely use a radial arm saw, and how to straighten nails. When his laptop his closed, you’ll find Mark working alongside his wife on home renovations or assisting his oldest child, Ben, in the woodshop. It was Ben, after all, through his countless classes at SCS, that introduced Mark to the Craft School.
Mark lives in Shelburne with his wife of nearly 20 years, Jude, and their three children. In addition to his role on the Craft School Board, he volunteers as a youth lacrosse coach and as a firefighter with the Shelburne Fire Department.