Mark Winkler is an author, family advocate, and motivational speaker. Through his non-profit organization, Manhood Camp, Mark provides guidance, leadership, and life-skills coaching to men and boys.
In addition to Manhood Camp, Winkler worked as a Family and Team Facilitator. As a Facilitator, Winkler coordinated and organized wraparound (intensive mental health) team activity for 10 separate teams (each team consisting of four professional members and at least 2 family members). As a Facilitator Winkler also interfaced with Probation, Child Protective Services, other outside agencies, the Wraparound youth, and their families to assure that all parties remain functionally collaborative.
Before his work as a facilitator and Manhood Camp, Winkler worked as a music agent with United Talent Agency(UTA). During his tenure at UTA, Winkler signed and booked many artists including Nelly, Patti LaBelle, Teena Marie, Anthony Hamilton, Nas, and Mase. While at UTA Winkler worked very closely with talent management teams to package and route various regional/nation-wide tours & negotiated and prepared booking contracts. In addition to his agent duties, Winkler facilitated UTA’s High School Youth Mentor Program.