Director of Mental Conditioning
Washington Nationals Baseball Club
Mark shares his unique blend of holistic education, application and experience with audiences all over the country. He is nationally known for his work in the field of performance psychology, specifically with different types of adversity. His diverse background affords him the ability to help audiences see the world through many lenses. Mark has worked with elite performers, at every level of competition, in both sports medicine and performance psychology capacities. He extends his expertise beyond sport, working with top performers from all fields.
Mark spent almost a decade working as the US Army’s Master Trainer/ Lead for Performance Psychology and Resilience Programming, as part of the Warrior in Transition Command (WTC) mission, serving all US Army wounded/ill/injured Soldiers, their Families and Cadre. Mark also served as a Wellness & Performance consultant to the US Army, providing classes and workshops to Soldiers, senior leaders and caregivers, participating in several committees and initiatives. He served as the Director of Mental Training for the Army Adaptive Recondition Program. This role included involvement in the Warrior Games, which utilizes mental skills to optimize adaptive sport performances, as part of the rehabilitation process. For two years he served as the Senior Subject Matter Expert for the Military Adaptive Sports Program at the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He served all Branches of the US Military and US Special Operations Command. During this tenure, he helped Military Medical Leadership, from 14 Allied Nations, build programming to help their wounded warriors transition successfully.
Mark is finishing his fourth season as the Director of Mental Conditioning for the Washington Nationals, serving players and coaches on the Major League team, as well as in the Player Development system. He has brought his extensive experience to the Nationals, helping to enhance mental and emotional performances on and off the field. He is also a member of the Professional Baseball Performance Psychology Group (PBPPG).
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts (English/Communication), Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science/Sports Medicine), and a Master’s degree (Sport and Exercise Psychology). He is currently completing his PhD in Health Promotion and Wellness. Mark’s passion lies in helping individuals learn to perform holistically at an optimal level in all domains of their lives.
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