Mark: Chief Operating Officer
Mark joined staff in 2022 after making over two decades of his own Fort memories with Julie and their five kids. It was in 1993 that they became the faces and organizers of their home church’s yearly family camp. Autumn Ridge then started coming to Fort Wilderness in 1999 and over 3,000 different individuals have made their own Fort adventures and memories.
The family camp vision had begun for Mark over thirty years ago while in seminary. The dream remained inside while Mark invested his professional career at Mayo Clinic. In early 2022 Mark was called as Fort’s Chief Operations Officer where he oversees programs, people, and processes that keep Fort running on a day-to-day basis.
Mark and Julie’s five children (four sons and one daughter) are all married, and Mark and Julie now have five grandchildren. All of the Foley children were baptized at Fort and found it to be a great place of spiritual impact.
Many years ago, the Foleys and their children experienced Wranglers Breakfast and horseback riding for the first time at Fort!