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Mark Simon - Principal Consultant



Mark Simon is an educator, consultant, writer and storyteller with more than 20 years of experience in social service, government, education, and faith-based organizations. Before establishing Storywalkers Consulting Group, Mark was the founding director of Rural Action of Knights Landing, where he led a grassroots effort to raise funds and establish the Knights Landing Family Resource Center – providing health and social services, after school programming and leadership development for this rural town of 2,000 residents.

Since establishing Storywalkers, Mark has helped small grassroots non-profits as well as large public agencies raise money, clarify vision and articulate key pieces of their story. He is adept with board and staff teams as well as with large-scale community-needs assessments. Mark's success is based on a deep commitment to listening and reflection. Whether facilitating a collaborative planning process, leading a workshop or drafting a proposal, Mark is attuned to the priorities and values of all involved.

Mark lives in Davis, California with his wife, Shani, three boys – Aaron, Sam and Arieh – and their dogs, Asher and Zoe. When not telling stories or working with non-profit organizations, Mark loves the solitude of the outdoors and the energy of live music.