Mark Pattison grew up in Seattle, Washington where he was a High School All American attending Roosevelt High and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. Mark then attended the University of Washington and played in 2 Rose Bowls, 2 Aloha Bowls, and an Orange Bowl and was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 2016.
Mark is a vested member of the National Football Players Association having played five seasons in the NFL including the Raiders, Saints and Rams.
As a successful entrepreneur, Mark started a venture-backed gaming company which was sold and is currently an executive for Sports llustrated. In 2021, Mark helped take the parent company of S.I., Maven public onto the NASDAQ.
Mark recently became one of two NFL Players to ever climb all Seven Summits which are the highest peaks on each continent. Although he was able to summit Mt Everest, he overcame snow blindness, a Covid outbreak, two cyclones and ran out of oxygen but still found a way to get the top and back down safely. Mark has been featured in many publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
He is also a philanthropist having raised over $150,000 for various causes and most recently, partnering with non-profit Higher Ground based in Sun Valley. Mark’s daughter Emilia has epilepsy which motivated him to get involved in helping others. He is the host of Finding Your Summit podcast having broadcast over 200 episodes with over 150,000 downloads.
He’s here today to share his story and how his Hall of Fame coaches taught him the blueprint to life that have helped him overcome obstacles and achieve at the highest level.