Getting to know our Board

The Engage Mountain Maryland board of directors blends unique backgrounds, experience, and expertise that encompass global influence and multigenerational roots in the place they call home. Each member brings their own perspective that lends to lively dialogue when faced with problem solving.

 

All board members are actively involved in every aspect of undertakings from monitoring public meetings, greeting guests at public events, taking on community outreach and support, drafting correspondence, and testifying in local hearings and at the state capital in Annapolis. Most importantly, the board understands the value in treating every community member as equals regardless of their social standing, education, or political affiliation.

Mark Stutzman, President

"The Dreamer"

Mark Stutzman is best known as the artist of the 1993 Elvis Presley Stamp for the U.S. Postal Service which remains the most popular commemorative postage stamp in history. He has won numerous awards and produced iconic images nation-wide and globally for clients such as best selling author Stephen King, magician, David Blaine, DC Comics, Microsoft, McDonalds, Rolling Stone, TIME, Esquire, Broadway, and numerous publishers in print and music. His experience includes visual communication in both consumer and corporate markets. His work has been key in branding licensed property in entertainment, retail, food products, and publishing. He has taught, guest lectured, and is a member of the Society Of Illustrators, NYC as well as the Illustrators Partnership that works to preserve and protect artists' rights.

Eric Robision, Treasurer

"Steel Trap"

Eric Robison is a former Paramedic and Firefighter with a rich history of donating his time and expertise to assist organizations in being effective. Among his many endeavors, he is a member of the Oakland/Mountain Lake Park Lion’s Club and Oakland Rotary where he works coordinating and volunteering at fundraising activities and events. He also serves as head of security for HART for Animals at the Garrett Lakes Art & Wine Festival, one of the county’s largest fundraising events. Robison also served as Treasurer for the Garrett County Special Olympics, is President of the Garrett County Southern High School Marching Band Boosters, a board member of the Allegany Highland’s Alliance, and a member of Garrett County Smart Growth. He also helped found and serves as President of Save Western Maryland and is the owner of Eagle Rock Construction which familiarized him with the permitting and regulatory processes.  

 

Kevin Faley

"Quiet Storm"

Kevin Faley, a graduate of The Notre Dame Law School, is an attorney who was in the private practice of law in firms in Indiana and Washington DC. Prior to that, he served as Chief Counsel and Executive Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution. In this role, he helped develop the strategy and tactics for passing legislation such as the Bayh-Dole law, which allowed non-profits such as universities to retain title to inventions made through federally funded research, and to exclusively license those inventions. In 2002 The Economist Magazine described the legislation as, "Possibly the most inspired piece of legislation to be enacted in America over the past half century." It was in the Senate that he saw first-hand how a small group of motivated, hard working individuals can have a real impact in addressing and solving problems in our society.

Jessica Josephson

"The Hawk"

Jessica Josephson is a devoted supporter of environmental and social justice. A lawyer and entrepreneur, she worked as a Counsel on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee; as a business development executive for Home Box Office, and raised the money for, launched, and operated a business information publishing company in Europe. Following this, she was appointed Director of the Office of Telecommunications and Information Services for the city of San Francisco, and later raised the money for and was a co-founder of an Internet company. Most recently, she has engaged in community organizing projects.

Kate Brodie

"The Advocate"

Kate Brodie is a former Victim Service Practitioner/Offender Employment specialist from North Carolina. She now calls Garret County "home" and was elected to the Oakland Town Council in 2019. She is no stranger to community engagement, community outreach, community education, volunteer management, crisis intervention, program development, strategic planning, and community leadership. Kate has always been passionate in serving her community to empower others through awareness, intervention, and prevention. She has advocated and raised awareness around environmental issues, civic issues, victim rights, social justice, and public policy initiatives on a local, state, and national level. She hold certifications from NCVAN, National Victim Assistance Academy, and the National Advocate Provisional Credentials. 

Dawn Beitzel

"7-Gens"

Dawn Beitzel played a key role in the production of the International Canoe Federation Whitewater World Championships, where she was the direct liaison for a $100K Marketing Plan targeting the Washington DC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and International Markets. This included communications with 85 Media Outlets and NBC Sports production by InVnt, a global branding company as well as securing high dollar sponsorships. Her experience includes management, sales and marketing, public relations, facilitation, leadership, administration, real estate, and lending principles. She is also called upon for team building to troubled youth, empowering women, wellness, small business management, leadership training, and fundraising for nonprofit organizations. She has served on the Garrett County Shale Advisory Committee and the Garrett College Career Pathways committee, and on the Board for Friends of Deep Creek Lake. She is part of seven generations of Garrett Countians and owns a small horse farm.

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