Dr. Mark Smutny has many years of experience facilitating meetings and retreats. He has worked with clients in affordable housing, homeless services, transportation services for special needs populations, business and resident associations, senior services, refugee and new immigrant services, faith-based groups, public/private partnerships, and other nonprofit organizations dedicated to civic engagement.

He is the author of the book, THRIVE: The Facilitator’s Guide to Radically Inclusive Meetings, a primer on how to transform all types of meetings to be creative, energized, and inclusive. See https://www.amazon.com/s?k=thrive+the+facilitator%27s+guide&crid=29D69RGY46M4Z&sprefix=Thrive%3A+the+%2Caps%2C318&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_11.

Mark received his Master of Divinity degree from the Harvard Divinity School, one of the most religiously diverse theological institutions in the world. His doctorate from McCormick Theological Seminary focused on organizational revitalization in multicultural settings. Mark is also a graduate of the University of Washington’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management. He is a consultant with 501 Commons, a Seattle-based nonprofit resource center. See https://www.501commons.org/. He is a Program Associate with the Kaleidoscope Institute, an agency that equips leaders to communicate effectively across cultures, ethnicities, and race. See https://www.kscopeinstitute.org/.

When not working, Mark and his wife, Barbara Anderson, enjoy the Cascades, cooking, gardening, exercising their dogs, and playing with their granddaughters.