Mark J. Brown graduated from the University of Southern California in 2000 with a Master of Planning (MPL) and a strong transportation planning emphasis. Originally from the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Mark has been involved in a broad range of transportation projects, having managed numerous traffic impact studies and active transportation master planning efforts across California. His expertise also extends to transit alternatives analysis, traffic planning, environmental impact assessment and mitigation as well as mapping and public outreach. Mark firmly believes in a balanced approach to transportation planning that includes all modes of travel to maximize competitive travel options. His lifelong passion is cartography, and he is especially keen on producing easily understood maps that highlight relevant and critical information for both clients and the public.