Richard J. Marks is a senior communications adviser, published nonfiction book author, and accredited journalist who brings three decades of rigor and big-picture thinking to mentoring and writing. Also offering expertise in editorial consultation and writing, he demonstrates keen emotional intelligence, critical thinking skills, and the ability to communicate them to others. Personally and in community, he gives credence to caring about others, acting with honor and character, managing diverse relationships, and being self aware. Richard is a trained healing prayer officiant in New York City.
Founder of media company Productions 1000, Richard’s media career launched live television, feature films, and print journalism. He produces high-quality communications, films, and special convenings around the world. In his early career, he was a full-time staff journalist at CNN, an executive in the National Geographic Feature Films group, and senior editor of Washington Life Magazine. While employed at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington DC, he advocated extensively for renewable energy, and has contributed nationally and internationally to the advancement of sustainability, corporate greening, conservation, and sustainable finance.
Rooted in the Western classics at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Richard’s higher education was immersive in the Great Books, ancient Greek language, science, astronomy, mathematics, and music practicum. Whilst living in England, he received Honours in Philosophy and Literature at Richmond: The American International University in London. He earned his B.A. in Culture, Literature, and the Arts (CLA) from the University of Washington, with special in-depth focus on curatorial museum studies, history of art, and international human rights.