Information & Referral Specialist (English / Spanish)
Mark is a native-born Tucsonan and lifelong learner with a heart for service, love of music, foreign languages, the humanities and the inner life. Mark completed a dissertation of over 900 pages on the first Spanish language imitator of Dante and worked a Visiting Professor of Medieval Spanish at universities in Arkansas, where he taught a course on Don Quixote for graduate students, and in Arizona before making a big change in direction into work helping persons with developmental disabilities and their families. He served for four years as a Case Manager with the State of Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities in Phoenix and was able to regularly use his Spanish skills there. He spent 18 months of his time at DDD providing Case Management through a specialty unit dedicated to serving DDD Members who were most deeply affected by serious behavioral health issues. In his free time Mark enjoys walks in nature, participating in religious activities and study, playing the piano and staying connected with friends.