About Mark Kines

Mark Kines
Founder & CEO, The Humanistic Group

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, I currently live  in the Seattle, Washington metro area with Kasia my partner, our Siamese cat and African Grey Parrot. We like to hike and e-bike the surroundings and enjoy nature.

My business background includes work at El Centro de la Raza, a civil rights organization, The University of Washington, and The Boeing Company.

I have memberships in SHRM, OD Network, and the ICF Federation. I am a writer of short stories and poetry and am in the process of publishing a new novel entitled “The Arc of the Earth,” about an eccentric and altruistic couple from Paris, France and San Jose, CR who run an ecotourism business on Costa Rica’s eastern coast.  I publish a weekly podcast about Business, International Affair, and Literature called The Humanistic Group with Mark Kines.

I currently am a Masters of Fine Arts Candidate of Creative Writing at the Jack Kerouac’s School of Disembodied Poets at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, a Buddhist focused educational institution..  The school was founded in 1974 by the poet Alan Ginsburg. I earned my Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Seattle University.  I earned my BA from Towson University in English Literature.  I am a real estate investor with a focus on single, multi family, REITs, apartment buildings on the US west coast and Europe.   I own The Humanistic Group which focuses on consulting, coaching and writing services for cutting edge leaders in their field.

I volunteer and support the Island Haven Animal Sanctuary on Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, caring for elderly and abused horses. My interests include French living, vinyard businesses, organic farming, vegetarianism, horses, travel, tennis, soccer, writing, history, philosophy, Jungian Psychology, and animal communication.

I have a deeply empathetic heart for all the creatures of the world, and am a spiritual person who likes to explore deep issues. I have been blessed with many positive people who came into my life at pivotal moments to change my trajectory. I only seek to return the favor.