John Marske grew up in the early 1970s in Michigan City, Indiana (the setting for the Peter Jangle series). He received his undergraduate degree and his MBA degree from the University of Notre Dame.
His initial career as a Bank Examiner, and later as an investment analyst, provided in-depth knowledge of the impact that unwise policy and banking decisions can have on the U.S. economy. In the mid 1980s, he supervised bank closures as a result of agricultural and oil loans; In the late 1980s poor commercial real estate loans led the economy into recession; The first decade of the 21st Century was characterized by greed and poor decisions in both the internet/technology sector and the housing sector.
John’s interest in educating future generations is evidenced by the work he has done with high school children through participation in Junior Achievement and the Fed Challenge competition; His role as adjunct faculty, teaching accounting, finance, and risk management at Marian University, and his role on the Board of Directors for Hoosier Academy, the first virtual charter school in Indiana.
In addition to the service hours he commits to his church, he has also coached his kids’ sports teams and currently sits on the Board of the Entreprenuership Advancement Center.
His goals in life are continuous learning for himself and to help educate others. He strives to be a devout Christian (who believes in separation of church and state), a devoted husband and a dedicated father.