Mark Kroese has been exploring the high and wild – with camera in hand – for more than 35 years. He thrives in the confluence of outdoor adventure, visual storytelling and environmental goodness. Mark has travelled extensively — from Madagascar to Monaco — and considers himself lucky to have seen some of this planet’s most exotic and pristine places. His idea of a good time – and a good story – is a well-planned adventure gone awry.
Mark began his career in the ad agency business, and then spent twenty years at Microsoft. Post Microsoft, he has worked at several tech start-ups, consulted with growth companies in the outdoor and active lifestyle space, and is currently President and COO of a new tech start-up in the virtual reality space called AxonVR. Mark is also an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University.
Mark has climbed a lot of mountains, written a book on climbing mountains, and recently completed a term as President of the American Alpine Club, an organization that promotes the climbing and conservation of mountains. Mark enjoys mountains.
Mark believes we are at a unique point in history – one where we have unprecedented tools to develop creative and innovative solutions to the world’s biggest problems. He believes visual storytelling is a critical part of that effort, and is thrilled to serve as a trustee of the Harbers Studios.
Mark resides in Bellevue, but he spends as much time as he can… wait for it… in the mountains.