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MBA, Global Business Emphasis, University of Redlands School of Business, August 2012 BA, Intercultural Studies, Biola University, 2009, Grade Point Average of 3.392 Graduated, United States Naval Submarine School
Volunteer Workforce Development Counselor, Path of Life Ministries Family Shelter, 2010 Military and Veterans Affairs Specialist/Congressional Aide, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA44), 2009-2010 Veteran Employment Services Specialist, California Employment Development Department, 2009 Custodian, Biola University, 2008-2009 Recreation Captain, Pine Summit Christian Camps, 2007 Navigations Electronics Technician (Submarines), United States Navy, 2000-2005 Sales Clerk, Bosley's Pet Food Store, 1997-1998 Janitorial Assistance, Steilacoom High School, 1996
Volunteer Awards: Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal http://resources.seacadets.org/instructions/navy/secnavnote1650.pdf Knights of Columbus Patriotic Service Award
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Edition
Date of Wedding Anniversary:
June 19, 2011
Mark Allen Konopik
United States Army Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (Retired) - Gulf War Veteran
This is a difficult question as I enjoy watching many movies. Please forgive my indecision on this matter. Actor: Tie between: Denzel Washington/Mel Gibson/Leonardo DiCaprio/Tom Cruise/Dwayne Johnson/Sylvester Stallone/Ryan Gosling/Tyler Perry/Ryan Reynolds/Robert Downey Jr./Justin Timberlake/Will Smith/Christian Bale/Don Cheadle/Nicholas Cage
Tie between: We Were Soldiers and Father of the Bride
Tie between: ES Posthumus, Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer, Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Michael Buble, Jason Becker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Harry Gregson-Williams, Nobuo Uematsu, and Georg Philipp Telemann.
Favorite President and Why:
President George Washington. He was a Christian, a warrior, a statesman, and truly loved his country.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones" (Proverbs 3:5-8).
Mixed Martial Arts
Favorite TV Shows:
The Unit, Bizarre Foods, Restaurant Impossible, Parks and Recreation, Battlestar Galactica, American Restoration, The Daily Show, The Office, Battleground, and The Locator.
Favorite Type of Music:
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Big Bear Lake, CA
1979 Trans Am
Hobbies or Special Talents:
Spending time with my amazing wife Amy Jo, Physical Fitness (Running, Weight Lifting, Swimming, etc.), Musicianship (Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, and Voice), Studying the Bible/Christian Apologetics, Swing Dancing, Volunteering, Multimedia (Blu-ray, Xbox 360, and Netflix), Hosting Friends and Family, Cooking, and Marksmanship.
Kathleen Marie Konopik
Name one thing you would most like to do before you die:
Ban abortion in America and, thus, save the lives of countless unborn children who have no voice and therefore cannot defend themselves.
Personal Hero and Why:
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He chose to die an excruciating death and bear the full wrath of God so that the sins of man could be forgiven and we could once again be in fellowship with our Creator. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).
Person Most Want to Meet (Dead or Alive):
Paul the Apostle
Ban abortion, protect biblical marriage (one man and one woman), defend and promote America's Judeo-Christian Heritage, strengthen our military, honor our veterans, respect our senior citizens, compassionately and rationally address illegal immigration reform, revitalize the economy, reform our failed public education system, promote common sense energy policies, stand with Israel against all enemies, eliminate our national debt, defund Planned Parenthood, ban pornography and prostitution within national borders, defend religious freedom and second amendment rights, reform our national taxation policy, and repeal Obamacare.
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
There are many reasons why I chose to seek public office. However, the root of my decision rests in my desire to serve the Triune God of the Bible, to work to heal the brokenness of America's families, and to restore California, and America, to greatness in all aspects.