Mark Toogood at Tharwa Valley Forge

Mark is a digital artist, CNC machinist, and computer-toucher who works behind the scenes to help keep the Forge running. He uses his CAD and CAM skills to turn designs into reality using CNC Mills and Plasma tables and helps keep the website duct-taped together. He's also our random task liason officer taking care of photography, artwork, out-of-left-field requests from clients, and helping out with day-to-day business operations.

Mark served in the Australian Army for 13 years as a logistician, aviator, and military linguist. He served around Australia in operational and training commands , seeing active service in East Timor and Iraq. Based on his experiences with the military repatriation system, he worked with Karim to develop programs for Veterans and their families. Mark manages our Veterans and Families program and works with third parties to secure funding and coordinate independant evaluation of our activities.

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