Meet Mark Mosch

Mark has tried his hand at various things professionally, from the textile market to working in the tech world to real estate. But, he finds the most joy in mentoring younger people. After a conversation with his life coach, Mark discovered Ready to Succeed. He immediately fell in love with the organization and the resources it provides to college-bound foster youth.

What are some of your favorite hobbies? 

I have a variety of things I like to do. I got into meditation and yoga recently. I like a lot of outdoor things as well. Mountain Biking, hiking, pickleball. I also love to travel. I went to Africa and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro back in my younger years. I have also gotten in the habit of collecting and discovering new whiskeys and bourbons. I even started brewing my own! So yeah, that is a small sample of what I am into.

What is your go-to or favorite album?

It is always hard to choose one specifically, but if I had to pick one that I always go back to it would be the Eagles Greatest Hits.

Tell us about your career path- past and present. 

I actually started in operations for a textile manufacturing company. From there I moved into the high tech world working in hardware and networking. That company got big, then went out of business during the Y2K era. From there I learned programming and actually made some apps in the Apple app store. I then became a CTO for a nationwide retail chain overseeing their technologies department. At the time, I did some apartment buying on the side. Eventually that became successful as a real estate investment firm. It became so successful that I had to quit my day job and do it full time. And that is where I find myself currently.

Why did you choose the RTS board? 

I sat back and took stock of my life and realized the importance of giving back and sharing. I hit my life goals a lot earlier than expected and I ended up kind of having a life crisis of “What do I do now?”. And I had always loved to mentor people. I started in college on the debate team and helping people with speech prep, and when I got older it transitioned to sports with my kids and helping them be financially responsible. So after I got a life coach, she mentioned to me “Hey, we just met with this fantastic organization Ready to Succeed that I think would be perfect for you”. And as I read more about the organization I realized how important the mission of uplifting this critical community is. And after mentoring a student myself, it only reinforced how much I wanted to be involved in the organization.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you. 

I am a guildmaster in World of Warcraft. I play with my buddies from time to time.

Read the Q&A with Susan Toler Carr, P.E. here!