Professional Development


The Career Tree is awesome. This truly renewed my want-to in teaching!”

Christie Woods
Business Teacher at Horton High School


So real, so motivational, loved it. So many people I wish could experience your energy and passion.”

Tony Kindred
Educator/Coach/Advisor at Oroville SD


Dynamic and on target.”

Carrie DeMuth
State Program Manager at OK Dept of Career Tech


Overall hype and encouragement for CTE from a credible, passionate source. Thank you so much for engaging us with a variety of relevant information at a good pace.”

Jennifer Starke White
Marketing Education at Oconomonoc High School


Mark Perna was a dynamic speaker who gave me insights into my own teaching and how I need to look at my students as the unique individuals they are and how each can lead a successful life.”

Shelly Garcia
Business Teacher at McLouglin High School


Good ideas and energy.”

Scott Neitenbach
Business Teacher at Brighton High School


I’ve heard you before and enjoy your message as well as enthusiasm. Would listen to you again!”

Deanna Borseth
CTE Business/Technology Teacher at North Thurston High School


Overwhelmed, amazing, so true.”

Maria Brown
Travel Tourism Instructor at Cascadia Tech Academy


Wow — what a refreshing, positive and paradigm-changing presentation.”

Don Ide
Instructor at Lynnwood High School


Thank you. So many great concepts, hopefully I can use them to motivate my students and lead them to the light. I so want them to succeed at their passion.”

Jocelyn Schauer
Mark Morris High School


I was already wanting the Career Tree, now I’m convinced.”

Chrissy Hood
Lima City Schools


The TFS Career Tree was a great visual concept. Very timely, informative and engaging.”

Dawn Morrison
Education Administrator at Alabama State Department of Education


Inspirational and thought provoking.”

Jane Nelms
Grand Junction High School


Great speaker — made me think about many things.”

Amber Jenkins
Educator at Nevada Regional Technical Center


Excellent, thank you!”

Patricia LeCompte
Instructor at Monroe Career & Technical Institute


Engaging and upbeat presenter.”

Natalie Johnson
Business/Marketing Chair at Aurora Public Schools – Vista Peak Prep


Great speaker, very eye opening. The Career Tree is amazing, I want to use it in my classroom and program!”

Willene Biere
Business Academy Director/Teacher at Canyon Springs High School


This was truly the best presentation I have ever experienced. Every single thing was relevant and extremely crucial. The whole nation, especially educators, need to live and work by these pieces of information and advice.”

Amelia Barbre-Strayer


Every teacher needs to have your presentation.”

Judy Commers
Teacher at LaPorte High School


Love the information on the newer generations. This will help us connect with them. Very informative with lots of humor.”

Dawne Schmidt
Associate Director at Washington FBLA


One of the best keynotes I have ever been to!”

Angela Stone
CTE Educator at Riverview School District


Such an encouraging, insightful and motivational message. A solid message that provides direction and guides teachers to navigate the tunnel as we are working towards the light.”

Sarah Olson
Nevada Regional Technical Center


Thanks for giving me more tools to make a difference!”

Lorelei Anderson
Betty H Fairfax High School