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Resume of Marshall Mayer

by Marshall Mayer last modified Jan 23, 2012 07:11 AM Copyright © 2003 Marshall Mayer. All rights reserved.
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Objective: Apply my technological and organizational skills to an enterprise that advances the social and economic well-being of people and is characterized by its creativity, integrity and generosity.



Current Position:

Founder of LiveModern, Inc., a social networking enterprise making modernist housing products and services more accessible by efficiently connecting consumers with producers via the internet. As the primary marketing and sales representative for Michelle Kaufmann Designs from 2003-2008, LiveModern established MKD as the market leader in modern, prefab housing in North America.

Recent Work Experience:

  • Founder and Executive Director, Desktop Assistance, Helena, MT, January 1990—December 1998. Serve as founding director of a nonprofit organization, one of the first half dozen of its kind in the country, that provided consulting, training and technical assistance services on computers and communications to nonprofits. Responsibilities include providing all services to clients as well as leading all facets of fundraising, organizational development and management.

    Major accomplishments include invented some of the first internet outreach and advocacy tactics (222k PDF), including the "Step 1-2-3" process now used so successfully by; co-founded the Conservation Technology Support Program, the largest national integrated technology granting program; provided the first public access to internet email in Montana through the WestNet BBS; and invented tools and techniques of "list enhancements" for advocacy nonprofits.

  • Computer Consultant, Desktop Type (now Q Communications Group), Helena, MT, March 1986—January 1990. Helped start the first typesetting and graphic design business in Montana using exclusively Apple Macintosh equipment for typesetting and graphic design. Activities included evaluating computerized desktop publishing systems, getting equipment and staff up to speed, desktop publishing for clients, and consulting on business development activities.

  • Organizational Consultant, Northern Rockies Action Group, Helena, MT, June 1986—July 1989. Responsible for NRAG's Workshop and Events Program, development and implementation of new special projects including grant writing, organizing all facets of NRAG's Board of Directors meetings, and consulting with social change client groups on fundraising, membership and leadership development, publications, campaign management, and computer skills.

    Major accomplishments include securing $50,000 and $100,000 Apple equipment grants, $150,000 special project grant from Pew Charitable Trusts, and $100,000 regional grant from Hands Across America; co-chairing state-wide Constitutional Defense Campaign Against C-18; and lead consultant for NRAG's Computer Services Assistance Program.

  • Director of Marcher Education, PRO-Peace, The Great Peace March, Los Angeles, CA, January—March 1986. Responsible for developing and implementing educational programs on peace issues for marchers on the Great Peace March. Involved preparing workshops, organizing marcher discussion groups, creating a mobile library, and administering the College on Foot Program for academic credit.

  • National Campus Coordinator, PRO-Peace, The Great Peace March, Los Angeles, CA, August 1985—January 1986. Responsible for mobilizing student and faculty support for the Great Peace March. Involved organizing a national campus recruitment campaign, creating the College on Foot Program and national Academic Advisory Board, and organizing PRO-Peace chapters on campuses. Also responsible for fundraising, project development, publishing newsletters, media and publicity, and developing educational programs and materials.

  • Organizer, Los Angeles Local of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Los Angeles, CA, January 1984—August 1985. Responsible for all phases of organizational development for the largest DSA local chapter in the country.

  • Computer Consultant, National Committee Against Repressive Legislation, Los Angeles, CA, 1981—1985. Responsible for designing and supervising transferal as well as maintenance of 15,000 name national fundraising list and general office work to a computerized office system on a Commodore 8096 CP/M.

  • Previous Lives: finish carpenter, chef, "French service" waiter, professional photographer, college professor.



  • University of California, San Diego, Master of Fine Arts in photography and performance art, 1981

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, graduate studies in photography, 1976

  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, graduate studies in photography, 1975

  • The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, B. A. in psychology and art, 1974



I reside in Helena, MT. Married since 1976, one child (happily on his own). Enjoy photography, hiking, traveling, reading, cooking.



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this website is for sale

This website will undergo significant changes in 2020.  First, the domain name has been sold. Visitors will not be able to find the site at after the new domain owner publishes their new website. In the meantime, we are looking for a buyer for the content, someone who wants to continue the mission of the website. If that is you, contact marshall [at] I will provide details.


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