Mark Walker Biography
Mark Walker was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and spent over forty years helping disadvantaged people in the developing world. He managed programs abroad with CARE and Plan International and for over thirty years raised funds for such organizations as Food for the Hungry, MAP International, Global Brigades, Make A Wish International and was the CEO of Hagar USA, which supports survivors of human trafficking. A long time Rotarian, Walker was the Club President of Scottsdale North Rotary, the District World Community Service Chair for three years and active in the Youth Exchange program where all three of his children went to Germany or France.
His memoir, Different Latitudes: My Life in the Peace Corps and Beyond, was recognized by the Arizona Literary Association for Non-Fiction. More than 20 of his articles were published in literary journals ranging from Ragazine, Literary Yard, Literary Travelers, Quail Bell, WorldView and Revue Magazines. He is a contributing writer for the Revue Magazine, a Guatemalan English language publication. He has a column in the Arizona Authors Association newsletter, “The Million Mile Walker, What We Read and Why,” and his reviews can also be found on the Midwest Review Book Shelf and GoodReads. “Hugs not Walls, Returning the Children” was an essay winner for the Arizona Authors Association 2020 Annual Literary Awards and reissued in the December edition of Revue Magazine. Another article from his, “Yin & Yang of Travel” series, was recognized in the Solas Literary Awards for Best Travel Writing.
Walker is a producer of “A Documentary Film Production, Guatemala: Trouble in the Highlands,” which was the focus of a feature article in the February 2020 issue of Revue Magazine. He founded Million Mile Walker LLC. in 2016 and is a Vice President and Senior Counsel for Carlton & Company and the Huddleston Group. His honors include the "Service Above Self" award from Rotary International. His wife and three children were born in Guatemala.