Mark Zorn

Mark Zorn in front of Mount Rushmore


Gannon University, Erie, PA

M.E.D. Curriculum and Instruction


Post-Baccalaureate; Elementary Education


 Bachelor of Science, Parks and Recreation

Minor: Business Administration


Associate of Applied Science, Parks and Recreation Management

Relevant Experience

Zorn Brothers, LLC, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 (2/03 – Pres.)

  • Co-Owner of $750K+ real estate holdings in Slippery Rock and Zelienople
  • CEO, CFO, and Day to Day Management
  • Register state required documentation
  • Prepared mothly/yearly accounting documents
  • Communicated regularly with accountants, lawyers, borough officers, and tenants
  • Maintained 100% occupancy for 11 years

Assistant Professor - Business Division, Butler County Community College (1/03 – Pres.)

  • Teach various Business, Math, and Parks and Recreation courses - Full time
    • Business Leadership
    • Principles of Management
    • Introduction to Business
    • Introduction to Parks and Recreation
    • Rock Climbing and Backpacking
    • Recreation Leadership
    • Wildlife Management
    • Outdoor Adventure Program Management
    • Interpretive Methods
    • Park and Recreation Administration
    • Mathematics for Elementary Education
  •  Butler and Cranberry Campus’
  • Faculty of the Year 2009 and 2006 - voting done by students
  • President - BC3EA Union (2011- present)
  • Vice President - Faculty Organization 2006
  • Academic Affairs Committee member
  • Retention Committee member
  • Strategic Planning Committee member
  • Assessment Committee member
  • BC3 Signage Committee member
  • Various other committees and assignments
  • Advise  Freshman and Sophomore students

Various Educational and Leadership roles (1994-2003)

  • Fifth Grade Teacher, Butler Area School District, Butler, PA 16001 (2001 - 2003)
  • Fourth grade teacher, Glenwood Elementary, Virginia Beach, VA (1998 - 2001)
    •  Taught inclusion classroom including hearing impaired students
    • Implemented Individual Education Plan for designated students
    • Taught weekly computer lessons (word processing, slide shows, and research)
    • Attended regular in-service meetings and workshops to stay current with educational practices
    • Tutored fourth-grade students in Language Arts and
  •  Outdoor Educatours and Equipment (2001-2004)
  • VisionQuest National (1995 - 1998)
  • Wilderness Education Association (Summer 1994 - 1997)
  • George Junior Republic (1994 - 1995)

Founder – Outdoor Educatours and Equipment

  • Completion of sales/tax/administrative records
  • Sales, Shipping, and Customer Service related issues
  • Wilderness Instructor and Ropes course " Specialist" in Quest Department
  • Facilitate icebreakers, trust sequence, and team building activities
  • Assist ropes course participants on 12, 22, and 32-foot levels
  • Leader of 3-5 week long expeditions in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New York
  • Taught basics of canoeing and backpacking
  • Administrative intern for National Office of WEA (Fort Collins, CO)

Conferences, Reviews, and Workshops Attended

  • The Changing Face of Principles of Management – McGraw Hill Symposium – Chicago, Illinois. Fall 2012
  •  Complete Test Bank review -  Understanding Business; Nickels, W. , McHugh, J. and Susan McHugh; 9th ed., McGraw-Hill
  •  Better Business; Poatsy, M. and Kendall Martin; Pearson Prentice Hall. Pearson Symposium - Chicago, Illinois. Spring 2010
  •  Understanding Business Online material McGraw Hill Symposium - Amelia Island, Florida. Spring 2009
  •  How to Market Yourself as a Brand to Get the Job You Want - Kim Richmond, Marketing Director of FAO Swartz
  •  Web 2.0 in the classroom for Today’s Students -  Mary Anne Poatsy
  •  Innovations in Learning and Teaching - Student Success  - Dr. Sanford C. Shugart
  •  Using the Seven Laws of Teaching to Change Lives  - Dr. Roger Mackey
  •  Excellence is Everybody’s Job -  Dr John Roueche
  •  The Impact of Tragic Events in the Classroom - Dr. Michele Dipietro
  •  The First Year Experience  - Dr. Amanda Yale
  •  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  -Various Speakers
  •  Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How Small Shifts Create Waves of Change - James Vollbracht
  •  Full Text Review - Anybody’s Business;  Van Syckle, Barbara and Brian Tietje; Prentice Hall
  •  Full Text Review - Understanding Business; Nickels, W. , McHugh, J. and Susan McHugh; 9th ed., McGraw-Hill
  •  Full Text Review – Fund’s of Management, Essential Concepts and Applications; 6th ed.; Robbins, Stephen P. and David A. DeCenzo; Pearson Prentice Hall
  •  Webinar - What to Teach When There Isn’t Time to Teach Everything. - Magna