Mark is a pioneer in the organic and natural foods industry. He is co-founder and chairman of Alfalfa's Market, a Boulder-based natural foods store. He also co-founded Aurora Organic Dairy in 2003, and currently serves as chairman.
Mark started his career in natural foods retail, as co-founder of Eden Foods, Rainbow Grocery, and the original Alfalfa’s Market, which merged with Wild Oats Markets in 1996. He went on to become one of the co-founders of Horizon Organic Dairy. There he served as chairman, CEO and president, international. Mark then became chairman of Rudi’s Organic Bakery, where he helped execute a successful turn-around.
Mark lends his knowledge as a board member and advisor to emerging companies, including Blue Horizon Organic Seafood, Living Harvest Hemp Milk, Evol Burritos, Traditional Medicinals and Crocs Footwear. He has received several awards, including the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Leadership award, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce's Lifetime Achievement Award and Entrepreneur