Mark Walker

Mark D. Walker was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and spent over forty years helping disadvantaged people in the developing world. He came to Phoenix as a Senior Director for Food for the Hungry, worked with other groups like Make a Wish International and was the CEO of Hagar USA, a Christian-based organization that supports survivors of human trafficking.

His book, Different Latitudes: My Life in the Peace Corps and Beyond was recognized by the Arizona Literary Association for Non-Fiction. Over the last year his articles, “The Making of the Kingdom of Mescal: An Adult Fairy Tale”, “Luis Argueta: Telling the Stories of Guatemalan Immigrants” and “Maya Gods and Monsters” were featured in the Revue Magazine. Two other articles were published in WorldView Magazine. An essay, “Rhythm of the Grass: Letters from Moritz Thomsen,” was published by the Peace Corps Worldwide while another one, “My Life in the Land of the Eternal Spring” was published in Ragazine as was “Life’s Little Travel Lists” in Literary Yard. Yet another article appeared in “Crossing Class: The Invisible Wall” anthology published by “Wising Up Press and most recently, “The Yin of Travel: Traveling in Tandem” will be published by Literary Traveler.

His honors include the “Service Above Self” award from Rotary International. His wife and three children were born in Guatemala and reside in the Phoenix area. You can learn more at and follow him on Facebook at

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