Mark Ayers lives in Rockford, Michigan, a small town on the Rogue River near Grand Rapids. He’s lived in a bunch of different places across the US, like Jamestown, New York; Lilburn, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta); Dublin, Ohio (a Columbus suburb); various neighborhoods in Seattle; and Edmonds, Washington (a small town near Seattle). Plus, he’s also lived on a few US Army bases. He spent time in Italy in the early 1980s and in Turkey for a year in the early 1990s.

Mark earned a degree in political science from the University of Albany, State University of New York. These days, he’s working on making processes and automation better at Hypori. In the past, he’s worked for several other companies, including Subsplash, Nordstrom, Samsung, and ESPN.com. Mark even served in the US Army as an enlisted airborne infantryman before becoming an officer and earning the Ranger Tab.

Mark’s also done community service on his local public library board for four years and even served as president for one of those years. He’s also been on the advisory board of a regional writers’ conference for five years, where he helped choose and schedule presenters and keynote speakers. Plus, he’s been an officer on the executive committee of a few volunteer nonprofit organizations.

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