Mark D’Anza is currently a teacher and an athletic trainer in Las Vegas, NV. He graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Athletic Training in 2005. Mark teaches Anatomy & Physiology and AP Biology at Durango High School, where he has worked since 2008. Mark is an adjunct lecturer in the Kinesiology Department and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he teaches Emergency Management of Illness and Trauma. He is an athletic trainer for Select Physical Therapy, working at various events and schools in Las Vegas. In addition, he has traveled with the USA Wrestling national teams to tournaments around the world. Mark has served in a variety of settings as an Athletic Trainer. He served as President of the Nevada Athletic Trainers’ Association. This distinction also made him the Nevada Representative to the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA), where he served on the managing board. He currently serves on the Scholarship Committee for FWATA and is the incoming Chair for the FWATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee. When the National Athletic Trainers’ Association held their meeting in Las Vegas in 2019, he was chosen to act as the Host City Representative. Mark was recently recognized with the FWATA Special Recognition Award.