Mark Copelin currently lives in Manitou Springs with his wife, Marty. Together, they raised two children, Jessa and Gentry (his wife Monica), who live in nearby Colorado Springs. West-siders for over 32 years, they spent those years creating wonderful memories for their children by camping, biking, hiking, and canoeing throughout the mountains of Colorado and Utah. He and Marty have also trekked through Alaska and Canada on several backpacking adventures.
As a young boy born in Oklahoma, he moved with his family to the Boulder, Colorado area when he was 10 years old. This is where his love of camping, hunting, and fishing was nurtured by many excursions with his father, brother and uncle. As a young man, he was heavily involved with the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts afforded him many opportunities to hone his hiking and outdoor skills as he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. This love of the outdoors helped prepare him for his collegiate career at Fort Lewis College in Durango. There, he earned his degree in Geological Sciences. During the summers and after college, he worked in the canyon country of southern Utah as a geologist, which garnered him a whole new love and respect for remote canyon hiking.
Locally, he has worked for OfficeScapes Business Furniture for 32 years as a Senior Account Manager for commercial business. He has been a Scoutmaster in Manitou Springs Troop 18; he is a member of Colorado Springs Executive Association and Colorado Springs Prospectors Association; and he has also held numerous roles of leadership and teaching at his church. Mark’s real passion is mentoring and helping the next generation develop a love for the Creator, a love for family and friends, and caring and enjoying the environment that surrounds them.
He has climbed 38 of Colorado’s highest summits. Many of these summits, he has climbed several times! Living in the shadow of Pikes Peak has given Mark an appreciation of the awesomeness of his surroundings. He counts his blessings every day that he has the opportunity to live in such a wonderful community. The AdAmAn club to him is the epitome of a group of people who work together for a common goal. He loves the history and the legacy the group is building and is very excited to be a part of this family.