Tiffany’s son, Jacob, formally attended Pathway School. It was a life-changing event for Jacob. Tiffany is very passionate about Pathway School and spreading the Pathway vision across Southern California.
Retired Head of School
Mark states that his biography below has been enriched beyond measure by his wife of forty-nine years, Mary Ann, and four children – Mark Jr., Dann, Sarah and Deborah. They continue to provide the love and support that motivate him to be the best he can be.
Mark was fortunate in his personal educational experience to have attended an excellent private school in Indianapolis, Park School, followed by Williams College, in Massachusetts; the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis (BS); University of Missouri, Kansas City, (MA in Educational Administration), and finally University of San Diego, Coursework towards E.D. This path, plus four years in the Marines Corps, led him to seek opportunities to give back to the educational community and the children they serve.
Mark taught math and coached at Pembroke Country Day School, Kansas City, Mo.; became Assistant Headmaster and Principal of the High School at The Bishop’s School, La Jolla, CA; followed by Headmaster, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, CA. and then Head of School at Hillcrest Academy, Temecula.
Since retiring from full time school administration Mark has worked with a number of private schools in South Orange County in various capacities. He also served on the Boards of Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, and St. Mary’s School in Aliso Viejo. Susie Wenger, Pathway Founder, asked him to join the Pathway Board when the school was still on the Ladera Ranch campus and it has been a joy and privilege to continue to support her and this school since that time. Having turned his life over to Christ as an adult, he and his wife, Mary Ann, have focused their giving of time, talent and treasure on institutions that further the Gospel. Pathway does this day in and day out, and has had an incredibly powerful impact on scores of children who have had the privilege to attend this school.
Executive VP, Watson Land Co.
Jeff is the President and CEO of Watson Land Company, one of Southern California’s oldest real estate companies, and one of the nation’s largest developers of master-planned industrial centers. As President, Jeff is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s 20 million square foot portfolio. His many years in the commercial real estate industry have made him an expert in customer service, portfolio management, new construction, project transition, tenant retention programs, and leasing & marketing. Prior to joining Watson, Jeff was the Vice President and Regional Manager at Charles Dunn Company.
Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate from the University of Southern California and completed the Executive Education Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a member of many industry trade organizations and he serves or has served in leadership roles at various charitable organizations, including Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Big Brothers Big Sisters Orange County, and Serra Catholic School. Jeff is married to his college sweetheart, Ann Marie, and they have four children. Jeff joined the Pathway School Board in 2014 while his two younger children were attending Pathway. He is passionate about Pathway’s mission and future.
Gail is a Business Analyst with Provident St Joseph Health Heritage Medical Group. She has a Bachelor degree from UCLA and thirty years of experience in healthcare finance and operations. Most importantly, she is the mother of an alumni. Her son attended Pathway for six years and she has seen the incredible things this school can achieve in the children. Gail joined the Board to help make a difference in the futures of children.
CPA, Managing Director of Wright, Ford, Young CPAs
Robert (Bob) Wright founded Wright Ford Young & Co. CPAs in 1973. He spends most of his client time in the management service area of the practice. He actively consults regarding strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, and planning regarding major transactions. He has served on several of the firm’s client advisory boards and has been involved in client acquisition and divesture activities domestically as well as internationally.
Bob is actively involved in several professional and nonprofit organizations. He has been a member of Vistage, a worldwide chief executive organization (previously known as TEC), since 1983. He has also served on several nonprofit boards including passed treasurer of The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. He currently serves as a director for the Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation as well as being a board member of Pathway School, a school dedicated to helping children with special learning difficulties. Bob is a great advocate for children and believes what these children get from Pathway can and do change the children’s course for life.