Resident Spotlight: Marc A.
Marc was born in Kendallville, Indiana and graduated from Indiana University. He moved to the Washington, D.C. area in the 70’s and attended the American University where he graduated with a master’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Marc had a consulting business that gave him a broad spectrum of experience with Federal government agencies and local governments. Marc was subsequently hired by Montgomery County, MD and worked in various management positions in the Office of Management and Budget, Transportation and the Revenue Authority where he became the Executive Director. As Executive Director, Marc was responsible for five golf courses. Since he had a lifetime of love for golf (his grandfather took Marc out to play when he was a young boy even cutting down a pair of clubs for him) he took the opportunity to work towards his certification to become a PGA Golf professional. Marc became a member of the PGA in 2004, he is probably most proud of this professional achievement. At the time of Marc’s retirement, the Revenue Authority had increased its number of golf courses from five to nine, by incorporating the four golf courses previously operated by Park and Planning Commission.
Marc is married to the love of his life Bobbi. In addition to golf, Marc and Bobbi have enjoyed many outdoor activities including kayaking, cycling thru the countryside and the California wine country, hiking in the Adirondack mountains, playing tennis, going on an occasional fishing trip with his brother, and traveling. Marc is especially fond of his trip he and Bobbi took to France. Marc also enjoys long walks, especially through the local neighborhood, gardens, parks and museums.
Marc enjoys listening to all types of music, including classical and jazz. The music therapy programs at Kensington Park have been a source of great joy to him. Of course, Marc and his wife, Bobbi, watch Golf on TV, especially when there is a ‘major’ being played (like The Masters or the US Open). Marc also loves art, and while participating in Art therapy programs Marc has explored watercolor painting, and chalk pastel art. He was proud to participate in a special senior exhibition at The Phillips Collection in 2017. Since becoming a resident at Kensington Park, Marc has developed a love of dancing! He enjoys the accompaniment of the other residents and will often give a kindly thumbs-up and or his big smile. He is especially happy when friends and family come to visit. At his recent birthday celebration, he had a priceless interaction with his 3 ½ year old grandson! We are so glad to have Marc at Kensington Park. If you have a chance stop in and talk a little golf with him.