Mark Gelband

Mark spent a decade behind bars (operating some of South Beach's hottest nightclubs and restaurants) and traveling the world. He lived and worked on a cattle ranch in Florissant, CO before moving to Boulder and earning his MFA in Writing & Poetics at Naropa. He's published his writing, taught college English, directed employee communications for two of Colorado's largest employers, and designed and implemented one of the most successful corporate wellness programs in the nation - Be Colorado. He currently invests in transformative people, places and ideas and is building Boulder's first net-zero shipping container home (with his two hands). In his spare time he helps purpose-driven companies create the happiest, healthiest, most successful workplaces possible at

He has three amazing teenage children, a pound hound pit-pointer mix, and a rat terrier, and he is engaged (perpetually) to the most beautiful woman in the known universe.