Mark, I can’t believe I’ve known you for 29 years now. That means you’ve been a part of my life for longer than my son, who you and Teri nicknamed Bubba when he was a plushy baby!
You’ve been the calm, laid back colleague that I’ve relied on countless times throughout the years. I feel like I’m better at my job because of you. I will miss you in the department, but I look forward to visiting you in Hawaii when I am retired.