Mark Madsen is an anthropologist and technology entrepreneur living in the Pacific Northwest. In his current role as co-chair of the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, Mark works on fostering sustainable and economically viable agriculture and food systems in the San Juan Islands of Washington state.
Mark was also a co-founder and board member at Allrecipes.com, was on the early-stage team at RealNetworks, Internap Network Services, and Gridnetworks, and was co-founder of Network Clarity. He also worked at Microsoft on the Enterprise Management team, on technology licensing to bring "non-Windows" technologies in the data center under unified management. For six years, Mark also co-managed Pinpoint Venture Group, an organized angel investment cooperative.
Mark has a B.A. from the University of Washington, a master's degree in Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently completing a Ph.D. at the University of Washington.