Welcome, everyone. I apologize for the long span in between episodes. Between some technical difficulties and both my guests and myself being in the midst of a heavy show season, it has been difficult to get episodes recorded. In the end though, as usual, perseverance paid off which could well be the mantra of the gentleman you are about to hear.
Chris Gregory called me one day a while back and asked me if I remembered a student who had come to the school a few times, Mark Hickcox CF. Of course, I did. He was always super friendly and very dedicated to getting better at our craft. Chris gave me a brief synopsis of Mark’s life and career since we had last met and said you need to have him on to tell his story. Chris hasn’t led me astray yet and I had to agree. It is a fantastic story. It is a story of perseverance, dashed hopes, pivoting when roadblocks turn up, and finding your way back to the path. All told, Mark’s story is pretty inspirational and I’m honoured he was willing to share it. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.