by Mark Winn
Devoted to protecting people’s bodies and property, Mark Winn has the power to save your life. With the intensity of a Krav Maga cross body punch, and the supersmart ability to crunch risk analytics, Mark’s mission is to improve lives through his hard work and his own lifestyle. A resident of Chesterfield County, Virginia, Mark has worked with thousands of people in his careers of risk management, martial arts and fitness. He is a graduate of Lynchburg College with a Masters Degree in Administration and an undergraduate in Applied Communications. Among his many achievements includes being a member of Sigma Beta Delta, a national honor society in the fields of business, management, and administration; and being a member of Synapse RVA, which consists of diverse groups of business professionals who come together regularly to learn from, do business with, and support one another in business development, as well as to learn about and support their Hub’s nonprofit partner. Mark enjoys volunteering with the Richmond Animal League, Autism Society of Central Virginia, and Medical Home Plus. He holds three national certifications in personal training as well as other fitness certifications to improve lives, and is a life time student of martial arts. His journey in martial arts has always assisted him in looking at life through different eyes. He has often described martial arts as a physical example of our mental and spiritual lives. In his risk management practice, one of the lines of business he assists clients with is agribusiness. Over the years he has listened to and worked with farmers. It was these conversations and the life lessons he gained that prompted this book. Anyone who knows Mark Winn knows his life has been one of service to others. He felt this book could further accomplish that. He enjoys teaching and speaking to groups and classes. He believes that it takes a village to increase each other’s lives, and that it is through our synergy and shared achievements that we improve the world around us. He is also highly appreciative of all the people that have planted seeds of growth in his life. His father used to say “People don’t have to be nice, and when they are, they don’t have to be nice to you.” To all the people that have contributed to his life, he says thank you!