Mark Frieden

Mark Frienden

Mark Frieden has joined Kind Traveler as Senior Account Director. He is based in Alexandria, Virginia just outside Washington, DC and has lived in the area most of his life. Mark was born in Hawaii then travelled by ship to San Francisco then rode in the backseat of the family car north to Seattle at six months of age, so he caught the travel bug early. While growing up in Lake Barcroft, Virginia, Mark learned to swim, sail, kayak, ice skate and fish. He credits his love for the great outdoors and National Parks to a cross-country trip he took at 10 with his parents and visited the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and Mt. Rushmore National Memorial.

He has transitioned from a career in print and digital advertising to becoming an advocate of triple-bottom-line businesses that use business as a force for good and impact their communities and the environment. Mark founded Crossbow Strategies, a CSR and sustainability consulting firm that focuses on guiding companies through B Corporation certification and helping organizations align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Mark is an avid cyclist, triathlete, hiker and kayaker and is a certified indoor cycling and TRX instructor. He has also been a participant and coach with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program. He counts Hawaii, Colorado and Switzerland as his favorite travel destinations, but is also happy discovering small towns and breweries along the east coast. Mark and his wife Danielle live in the walkable neighborhood of Del Ray in Alexandria, Virginia.