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Jack Machen

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First Year at BOSS: 2009 Current Position: Board Member Currently Resides In: Cody, WY

I came to BOSS because:

I discovered BOSS in 2009 while attending a professional conference in Phoenix on green building where a featured speaker, Josh Bernstein, then the owner of BOSS, made a presentation on the effect of modern society on pre-industrial civilizations that still live among us.  The following summer, I took a 14-day field course that had a profound effect on my outlook.

I am on the BOSS board because:

I view my service on the board as an opportunity to give back something of myself that might be of value to BOSS. 

About Jack Machen:

Jack is an attorney from Baltimore specializing in commercial real estate.  He practiced for 35 years at DLA Piper.  In 2012, he retired from private practice and became a Special Chief Solicitor for Baltimore City working for the city’s economic development division.  During all that time of being a big city lawyer, Jack managed to satisfy his appetite for the western wilderness with frequent trips to Wyoming, where he eventually bought land and lived in a yurt before upgrading to a permanent home.  He and his wife now spend most of their time on their small ranch raising hay and providing pasture for wild mustangs adopted from the nearby McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area.  Jack is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Maryland School of Law.      
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