Mark is the Active Trader Market Manager for Charles Schwab in Northern California and Hawaii. He serves all of the Schwab offices from Santa Rosa and Napa in the north, south to Carmel Valley, in addition to Honolulu. Mark became an investor in 1974, when he joined his college Investment Club at West Point. After graduation and serving several years in the Army, Mark returned to his Anchorage, Alaska home where he joined Merrill Lynch in 1985. In January of 2003, he left Merrill Lynch to become a professional trader, working for a New York-based firm with its main West Coast office in San Francisco. In early 2004, he moved from Anchorage to San Francisco and he joined Schwab in September 2004. Mark holds both the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certifications.