Usually found planning backpacking trips, playing soccer, leading jugs, or otherwise exhausting an essentially limitless energy, Mark's love of camp knows no bounds. He acknowledges that this is, in part, due to his desire to believe he can still keep up with 4-year-olds. Mark has long held a passion for experiential education and the outdoors, and has followed a calling towards these ends working with teens and children at Camp Woolman for the past 6 years as a counselor and as the operations manager for both camps -- coordinating backpacking trips and ensuring that the campers are continually offered new, exciting, and safe trips throughout Tahoe National Forest and the surrounding area. This year, Mark is excited to step full time into his role as director of Teen Leadership Camp, a position which he held in tandem with others in 2015 and 2016.
Woolman has been a second home to Mark since he was a "little tyke", the age commonly referred to as 7. Mr. Runyan, a name by which he has never been referred to, loves nothing more than to come home each summer to this beautiful place and go on one more set of most-excellent adventures with the best bunch of kids between here and Pluto.