Professional Development


Mark unlocks your mind to possibilities for reaching students.”

Jeremy Cowley
Program Director at Omaha Public School Career Center


Excellent presentation, great content delivered in an outstanding manner — made me want to continue to do my best at 61 years of age until I retire. Thank you!”

Greg Vander Weil
Assistant Professor Industrial Technical Education at Wayne State College


Love that you’re positive on this generation. You made it easy to follow!”

Kristin Witte
Ag Ed Instructor at Shickley Public School


Lots of common sense shared in interesting way. This was so encouraging to me.”

Cindy Dahlquist
Oakland Craig


Great! Encouragement and breath of fresh air for CTE!”

Cynthia Baum
CTE Curriculum Specialist, District Level at Lincoln Public Schools


Wow…great presentation! We need to teach kids how to feel the branch creak…to help them see the light and take action.”

Jocelyn Crabtree
Business/Technology Teacher at Lincoln Northeast High School


Engaging, educational. New way to inspire students.”

Shanda Holthus
University of Nebraska – Lincoln


Great information and very motivating. Helped me gain a better understanding of young students.”

Cathy Thompson
School Counselor at Battle Creek High School


Mark is a high energy speaker, providing useful strategies and practices to help students to answer why.”

Kurt Van De Walle
Agriculture Teacher at Fillmore Central High School


Love that someone agrees that we need to push technical skills and professional skills!”

Rachel Eickman
Ag Educator at Thayer Central Schools


I am looking at ways that I can change the landscape at my high school and your keynote will help my journey.”

Tracy Post
School Counselor at Beatrice High School


I can’t wait to implement the Career Tree in the fall!”

Stacy Ray
North Bend Central


Fast paced, lots of useful info. Competitive advantage!”

Camelle Kinney
Department Chair at North Star High School


Very dynamic and entertaining presentation!”

Angie Chittick
Business Instructor at Mid-Plains Community College


I want to get all my students out on a branch and take a safe risk of that branch creaking!”

Andrea Wolf
7-12 Science/HS Teacher at Central Valley High School


Reinforced a lot of ideas I have concerning teaching and coaching.”

Jim Jennings
Platteview High School


Love the Tree!”

Jenn Cramer
FACS Teacher at Kearney High School


I feel the Career Tree is an excellent way to educate students and parents that CTE in each field/cluster leads to an incredible number of career options. I look forward to learning more.”

Therese Marzouk
Career Education & Workforce Development Specialist at Nebraska Department of Labor


This helped me see that I’m doing things right. I have a “Nick” at home and have seen this in my own students. I can’t wait to see the light at the end of this tunnel in their eyes.”

Frances Heiman
Family & Consumer Sciences Instructor at Randolph Public Schools


You gave me some ideas for how to begin my class next fall.”

Kari Gifford
Business Teacher at Banner County School


Thank you for providing a framework and a plan for changing the narrative about young people, and explaining how we can use Career and Technical Education to develop a want-to with our students.”

Kylie Penke
Ag Ed Teacher at Oakland-Craig Schools


I wish you could come speak to all the other teachers and parents of my students! The relevance and delivery makes your message absolutely vital.”

Katie Wright
Career Ed Teacher at North Bend Central Public Schools


Mark is a super encouraging and motivational speaker. Even the stories he told were moments of teaching the little things like putting pep in someone’s step.”

Ashley Brozek
Secondary Teacher at Lincoln Public Schools North Star High School


A fresh outlook on getting students to set goals.”

Brian Kunker
Raymond Central Public Schools


If the want-to is strong enough, the how-to will come. As teachers we need to help students find their want-to by giving them more experiences.”

Lisa Fox
Information Technology Teacher at Dundy County Stratton Schools


Wish I had this information when having children. Would have transformed the way I raised my children.”

Lori Todd
FCS Middle Teacher at Seward Public Schools


Very motivational.”

Rachel Folda
FCS Teacher at Schuyler Community Schools


I think our entire staff needs to hear this. We need to move forward. I needed something new to turn the corner in my career. Mark provided me with an insight that helped me realize I have more to offer and attract more students into my programs.”

Mark Wemhoff
Teacher at Schuyler Central High School


Very realistic — love the competitive advantage. You simplified and broke everything down to help promote our education. Excellent work, thanks!”

Liz Crabtree
Milford Public School


I am going to make Career Trees for my classroom!”

Mollie Kriz
FACS Teacher at Wahoo Public School