Welcome to my Portfolio —

I am a tech-savvy marketer who is passionate about using my skills in marketing, communications, and community engagement programs to provide inspirational experiences in education and the outdoors. My background includes helping both nonprofits and B2B companies.

I have an affinity for dynamic environments and understand resource/time constraints. My ideal projects are where creativity is welcomed and individual initiative is appreciated. I stay active with boot camp, hiking, and running half marathons. I live in Eugene, Oregon - I have a proven track record of working remotely.

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"A very talented web producer and marketing programs/operations manager"

"It's been a pleasure working with Mark at Centrify for the past seven years. Mark is a very talented web producer and marketing programs/operations manager. He is very knowledgeable about Marketo and Salesforce.com, and is able to produce programs under tight deadlines among competing priorities. Whether it's a simple change to the website that's needed, or a program with multiple deliverables like HTML email, landing pages, back-end connectivity and reporting, Mark always delivers. Mark is also very flexible. He will take on a project at last minute's notice, and still drive through to completion on time. I highly recommend Mark to anyone who is seeking a highly skilled and deeply experienced marketing programs/operations professional."
— Brian H. - Principal at Big Up Marketing

Outdoor Programs, Guiding, and People Skills:

A strong commitment to outdoor organizations-

“There are many challenges associated with getting kids out on the trail. As Richard Louv points out in his book ‘Last Child in the Woods’, we as parents not only battle the allure of computers and TV, but also our own fears about safety and even mosquito- and tick-borne illnesses. GlyphGuy Backpacks has taken a stab at solving at least two challenges: comfort and self-reliance.” ... “the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Ultimate A.T. Store will carry GlyphGuy's ‘Chipmunk’ model, featuring the ATC logo.” ... "Mark Hougardy maintains a strong commitment to supporting national and state park associations and other worthy outdoor organizations."
A.T. Journeys, The Magazine of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Nov-Dec 2005

Thank you for your support of camping and environmental education-

"Thank you for your participation as a sponsor at our first annual Little Basin Camping and Recreation Festival on April 21, 2012 at Little Basin in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a group campground of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Your class, 'Introduction to Family Camping,' contributed greatly to the success of the festival and toward helping make new campers aware of how they can create a successful camping trip. We appreciate the effort you put into designing and delivering this class twice during the festival, and I was impressed by the hands-on methods you use and the excellent visuals and examples you had for participants. And, as always, thank you for your support of the camping and environmental education work that we do at the WOLF School.
— Heather Butler, Web of Life Field School, Director

"An excellent instructor"

"Mark was an excellent instructor. I look forward to taking the class next year!!"
— Statement from a "Hiking for Families" Program Evaluation

"Genuinely interested in environment issues"

"Mark is genuinely interested in environment issues and is serious about his studies, taking an objective fact-finding approach in his research. He is responsible, reliable and dependable. I highly recommend Mark for further work in the field of environmental studies."
— Professor Roger Crawford, Dept. of Geography & Human Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University

"A great person with whom to work"

"Mark’s maturity and good judgment in difficult situations combined with his hospitable and totally charming personality are qualities not easily found in one person. He was punctual, accurate with paperwork and money, absolutely trustworthy, and a great person with whom to work. He took extra time and effort to get tasks done and done well. He went the ‘extra step’ to help our guests have a positive hostelling experience.”"
— Sylvia Carroll, Manager Sanborn Park Hostel

Outdoor Industry Related:

What an Archaeologist Said-

I just want you to know that my GlyphGuy Backpack has worked out great. I have had it on a number of digs in Guatemala and Romania, as well as the US. In Guatemala all our equipment was strapped on top of a van in a torrential downpour which went through the canvas on all the packs--except mine! I've enclosed a couple of pictures of the pack in the field in Guatemala. The picture of me on the road is in Chocola and the others were taken at Tikal.
— David M, Scientific Director, The Tyche Foundation for Archaeology and Community

What a Mom Said-

I want to let you know that I got the Chipmunk for my 4 years old and the Coyote for my 9 years old. They used them for our trip to Mexico. Both backpacks have enough room to carry all their important belongings on the airplane. Both Backpacks fitted well under the front seat from us on the airplane, which make it easier for me and them to take their things that they needed during the fly. The backpacks are really sturdy they survived every day use in the beach and the countryside. We are going to keep using them for years to come in our trips!
— Rommy K, Mother of Two, Sunnyvale, CA

What a Traveler to the Outback Said-

I recently returned from a trip to Australia with my GlyphGuy Backpack. I used my pack in a multitude of environments from the streets of Sydney to the mountains of New South Wales to the Outback and even the tropical forests of Queensland, and I could not have been more pleased. The pack was light an easy to wear even with a lot of heavy gear in it and even held up to sliding (by accident) down Wentworth Falls in the blue Mountains on my back. Excellent backpack!
— Jim, Virginia.