Mark Trupp

Current employer or place of business: Wells Fargo.

Organization(s) I volunteer with: Habitat for Humanity and Vancouver Watershed Alliance.

How I got involved: I started volunteering for community organizations as a sports coach when my children were young and I just never quit. I wanted to invest in our community and to show others how volunteering can be so rewarding. Now, my wife and children often volunteer with me.

Why I give back: I love the way you and others feel after you give just a little bit of your time to help someone else, plus it’s fun. At Wells Fargo, we do a lot of volunteering as a group. It enables me to get to know my co-workers outside of the office.

Proudest moment as a volunteer: In 2017, I had an opportunity to attend a house presentation held by Evergreen Habitat for Humanity. To see a family presented a home I had worked on throughout the year – from helping with the foundation to painting – was very rewarding.

What local challenge or issue are you most passionate about? Affordable home ownership is most important to me. Housing is the foundation to building a healthy neighborhood.

Just for fun: What are your hidden talents? I can drive a nail straight!

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Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.