Serendipity Center welcomes our new Executive Director, Mr. Mark Takehara, who will officially start on Monday, August 9, 2021. Mark brings to this role his extensive experience in a wide array of non-profit youth development and education programs, including 15 years of executive leadership.  

 Mark started his career in non-profits back in 2002 with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Southern CA and most recently was interim Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend that serves over 300 youth.  He holds an MBA from the UC Riverside A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Chinese from Brigham Young University.   

 The Board and Leadership of Serendipity found Mark through an intensive search process that was expertly facilitated by Nonprofit Professionals Now. During his first few weeks at Serendipity Mark will take part in a comprehensive knowledge transfer with our outgoing Executive Director, Belinda Marier.  

 Serendipity has been so fortunate to have a leader like Belinda at the helm for the past 21 years and to have found such a highly capable and promising individual like Mark to guide us into the future.  

 Please join us in officially welcoming Mark Takehara!