Mark Tate first moved to Tucson in 1965 at the age of 12. He earned a Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska where he met and married his lovely wife, Lynnette, in 1976. He and Lynette returned to Tucson and have been in the area ever since. They enjoy their two sons and six grandchildren. The Tates moved to Vail in 2009 and fell in love with the small town.
Shortly after retirement from a successful 30-year career at Raytheon, Mark read From Success to Significance, which encouraged him use what he was successful doing in the work place, and do something of significance in his community. The Tates began their “second career” volunteering in the Vail School District.
Mark then became the Volunteer Coordinator at the newly built Andrada Polytechnic High School. A position was created two years later where he became the Post Secondary Success Coordinator. He became “Grandpa” to 600+ teenagers.
Over the last seven years the Tates have been serving Vail at Vail Pride Day, the district-wide Fisher House fundraisers, the Annual Vail Community Holiday Dinner, and Vail Family University. Mark is serves on COVE and is now excited to serve with the Greater Vail Community Resources working to provide services to the Vail community. The Tates have been blessed to be a blessing to others and will continue that service as Mark advocates for his now 13,000+ “grandkids” and their teachers on the Vail Governing Board
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