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Mark and Suzanne

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Internship Committee, LSAC Women's Committee

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Mark was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served a LDS mission in Columbia, South Carolina. He met Suzanne while attending BYU. He is a proud parent of 3 children who are pursuing their passions in Atlanta, GA, Logan, UT and Provo, UT. Mark holds a BA in Communications/Advertising from BYU. He is a seasoned sales, marketing and corporate executive for more than 25 years serving in various leadership positions at Wal-Mart, Weider/Schiff Nutrition, Fruit of the Loom, EAS, VMI, Food Insurance, Handi Quilter and Premier Needle Arts. Mark is an author of Help! I married a Quilter. He finds joy as a passionate mentor, helping others find and pursue their dreams and ambitions. He is a Workaholic by nature. When Mark is not working, his interests includes sports, skiing, fishing in Alaska and traveling with Suzanne throughout the world visiting museums and art galleries.

Suzanne was raised in Mesa/Gilbert, Arizona. She graduated from BYU with a BA in Economics. The youngest graduate of Rex Lee's first graduation class. Suzanne worked in financial information systems and then transitioned to clinical research. In 2001, founded and continues to run a business in wholesale quilting supplies and teaches quilting techniques worldwide. She moved with her spouse, Mark and their 3 children around the country to 5 states: AZ, CA, KY, CO and UT. Suzanne recently completed a master's degree at the University of Utah, Executive MBA program. She is passionate about mentoring and helping women find joy and success in their personal, family and professional pursuits. She is a TED Talk junkie who loves learning, adventure traveler, loves to ski, love theater and concerts, enjoys art and history museums, enjoys sewing and gardening.