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Mark Barie is a native of upstate New York, retired after 35 years as a self-employed Management Consultant to corporations, local governments, and non-profit organizations in New York, Vermont, and Canada.
He has served as the Keynote Speaker, Panelist, Moderator, or Presenter at more than 250 seminars, workshops, or trade shows, as a recognized expert on the subjects of Economic Development, US immigration procedures, Commercial Real Estate, Strategic Planning, and International Marketing.
Mark earned his Master’s degree in Business from St Michaels College in Vermont and a Certificate in Advanced Management Studies from McGill College in Montreal.
In his spare time, Mark has authored four local history books, two in collaboration with his wife, including two biographies, a history of the US-Canadian Border, and a history of the town of Champlain, New York.
He has been actively involved in a variety of civic and business organizations including the American Red Cross, the Big Brother-Big Sister group, the United Way, the American Cancer Society, and a host of church, school, and college organizations.
“War Calls, Love Cries” is Mark’s debut novel, about an innocent farm boy from upstate New York whose dreams are shattered when Civil War erupts.