Since 1996, I have spoken frequently about my climbing experiences at universities, corporations, retail stores, rock gyms, festivals….you name it. These presentations are a chance for me to give something back to the sport which has so thoroughly shaped my life. One of the key messages I like to convey is that the same attributes that will help you to become a successful climber or adventurer-- determination, courage, motivation, hard work, skill -- will also help you to be a success in life, whether you’re building a career or raising a family.
I would love the opportunity to share stories from my latest adventures with your group. If you’d like to book a lecture, or to receive a promotional packet with more info about my speaking work, please contact me through our contact form. Client List
General Motors, Detroit, MI Vanity Fair Corporation, Greensboro, NC American Alpine Club annual meeting 1997, Seattle, WA Piolet D’Or Ceremony, Argentiere, France The Explorers Club, New York The Harvard Traveller’s Club, Boston, MA The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Long Island, NY The Berkshire Museum, Pittsield, MA Fryeburg Academy, ME Lawrence Academy, MA The North Face retail stores: Seattle, Chicago, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, Beverly Hills, Denver, Boulder, Freeport Hampshire College, MA MIT, Boston, MA Middlebury College, VT Colby College, ME UVM, Burlingtonm VT Climb High, Burlington, VT Bowdoin College, ME UMass, MA Dartmouth, NH Salisbury School, CT Tabor Academy, MA Gould Academy, ME Northeastern, Boston, MA Unity College, ME University of Maine at Orono, ME Cadillac Mountain Sports, Bar Harbor, ME Bates College, ME Dover Climbing Gym, NH University of New Hampshire, NH Rock and Snow, New Paltz, NY Williams College, MA Alabama Outdoors, Birmingham, AL High Country Outfitters, Atlanta, GA REI, Denver, CO McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN Uprising Rock Gym, Palm Springs, CA The Benchmark, Boise, ID Neptune Mountaineering, Boulder, CO Mountain Chalet, Colorado Spings, CO Adventure Outfitters, Fort Collins, CO The Mountain Shop, Fort Collins, CO Vertical Grip, Steamboat Back Country Experience, Durango University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY Sun and Ski Sports, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Oklahoma City, OK
“Most recently, Mark Synnott spent some time with us as the Chevy Avalanche product team closed its business and began transitioning to other assignments. Mark had dinner with many of our team members and delivered a great talk the next day on April 26, 2002. Mark truly captivated his audience with his stories and his reflections on his own personal growth and the importance of trust in your teammates. His references and parallels to our business were most appropriate and made the talk that much more meaningful to our team."
"Thanks for making him available for this successful event. We wish the entire TNF team the best of luck and many epic (and safe) journeys and adventures in the future.” Tony Posawatz Vehicle Line Executive, Full-size Trucks General Motors Corporation
“ Thanks so much for coming to NC to talk to part of the VF team. You did an outstanding job.While I knew much about you, it was very enriching for me to hear your perspective on your passions, your adventures, and your family. All of us are pulled in many directions as we pursue our dreams. Balancing those "priorities" is never easy when you have passion for more than one thing. While it's easy to decide which passion comes first, it's very hard to relegate anything you're passionate about to the number two position. I think that balance starts with an honest, "eyes wide open" perspective. You clearly have that. Thanks again for being here and for being such a great partner with TNF.
My very best, Eric Wiseman President, Vanity Fair Corporation
On behalf of the entire membership of the Harvard Traveller’s Club, I would like to extend to you my appreciation and thanks for the extraordinary presentation that you made to the Club last night. Your presentation was spectacular in many respects, from the truly superb slides taken from unique vantage points in the world to your honest and poignant emotions that you so willingly shared with your audience.
Your presentation was extremely well received by the members of the Club. At the conclusion of your presentation, I heard many favorable comments…A number of people told me that yours was the best talk that they had ever heard at the Club. That is quite an accolade considering the caliber of speakers that we have had over the years….Again, many thanks for the outstanding presentation that you gave to us.” Very truly yours, Louis Sgarzi President, Harvard Travellers Club
Once again, thank you for delivering such a superb presentation last week at the National Geographic Society. You are a compelling and truly gifted storyteller, a fact supported by the many favorable comments I’m still hearing, from first-time attenders and regular patrons, to the highly critical audiovisual technicians.
The National Geographic Society has been presenting lectures for 116 years and I’ve seen a number of programs in my time with this department. I can honestly say that you are one of the best, and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you again.
Greg McGruder Director, Lectures and Public Programs National Geographic Society
“Thank you so much for coming out to the first annual Wasatch Ice Festival. The slide presentation was excellent. Numerous attendee’s commented on how great it was. They particularly liked the way you told the stories and blended the slides. Several of the guys wives commented on how much they enjoyed the slide show and sometimes that is saying a lot. Thanks again for your participation.”
The staff at High Adventure Specialists Orem, UT
“Thank you so much for coming to Long Island. You’ve inspired a lot of people and it was so generous of you to donate your time!”
Kirsten Thorsen Campaign Manager The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society