Mark M. Chou

Academic Background

B.S. in Psychology (1995); University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

M.A. in Kinesiology (2001); University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Work Experience

Producer, CEO: Desire Media Group — Silver Spring, MD (November 2001 to present). Founder and Sole Proprietor. Supervised creative direction, accounting, marketing, media production, employee management. Audio production experience includes analog tape, ProTools, DP 3, Waves, UAD. Video Production experience includes DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop.

Fitness Program Manager, Pro Trainer: Washington Sports Clubs - Fairfax, VA (September 2002 to October 2003). I supervised the fitness trainers and floor staff. My responsibilities included directing the financial performance of personal training, meeting sales quotas, and marketing personal training to members and the community.

Graduate Assistant: Wellness Research Laboratory, UMCP - College Park, MD (July 1999 to August 2001). Supervisor: Dr. Coke Farmer. I was responsible for organization of wellness programs, exercise stress testing, exercise prescription, and body composition (hydrostatic). In addition, I supervised operations of the gym.

Associate Manager: JCC of Greater Washington - Rockville, MD (September 1997 to present). Supervisor : Sharon Carlstrom. I am responsible for supervising gym operations and fitness staff on a part-time basis, as well as training clients.

Dispatcher / Driver: Shuttle UM, University of Maryland Transit (June 1992 to January 1997). Supervised by Jonathan Banks. As Dispatcher, I supervised all operations and communications during a shift. As Driver, I operated 30 and 40 foot transit buses and lift-equipped vans.



Computer software: Expert with Microsoft Office. Competent in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks. Expert with Macintosh OS and networking. Typing speed = 70wpm.

Certifications: Fitness - ACE CPT (1995-1998), NSCA CSCS (1999-2001), NASM CPT (2002-present). CDL Class B, Passenger and Air Brake Endorsements.

Last updated September 2004. References available on request