by Linda Frabl | photos by Spark Photography

This goes out to all of the high school students, and to those of us who remember those formative years…at the time, did you really feel like you got the attention you deserved? Wouldn’t it have been nice if you had received some rewarding perks along the way, or maybe even an occasional pep talk? Mark Boyer, a Tanglewood, 4S Ranch resident and the Jostens graduation specialist/sales representative for San Diego and North County, is the man who fills that void, and encourages students to be at the top of their game.

“I love my job! I have the pleasure of working for a company that supports my goal of helping young adults commit to graduating from high school,” Mark raved. In case you are unfamiliar with Jostens, it is the company that provides all of the wonderful high school memorabilia that students tend to hang onto – class rings, diplomas, lettermen/women jackets, graduation announcements, and even caps and gowns.

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But don’t think of Mark as just another salesman. His heart is devoted to the process of improving each student’s morale as well. “I work with administrators to help them celebrate the accomplishments of their students with recognition ideas and products. I also help with educator services, such as providing presentations to freshmen to motivate them to stay in school, as well as presentations to seniors to commit them to graduating,” Mark explained.

Mark also frequents many of the graduations for the schools he works with. In fact, he said, “Attending a graduation ceremony is the part of my job I love the most!” He was especially jazzed that he got to help Del Norte High School with their very first graduating class, calling the experience “a wonderful opportunity.” In addition to servicing the local schools (Del Norte and Maranatha Christian School), he represents over 50 other high schools catering to their various graduation needs.

When he’s not encouraging the best out of high school students, Mark is encouraging the best out of his own large brood, consisting of four children under the age of five! In his rare free time, Mark plays recreational basketball at the Boys and Girls Club, and enjoys classic cars – he’s currently restoring his own 1972 Chevy Camaro. It seems he is also restoring our faith in our high school students by ensuring their continued success.

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Name: Mark Jesse Boyer
Age: 31
Community: Tanglewood in 4s Ranch
Profession: Sales/Graduation Specialist with Jostens
Family: Wife Liz, 4 children (Mackenzie 5, Paige 4, Abigail 2, Jackson 3 months)
Education: Orange Glen High School 1999, San Diego State University 2006 BS in Business Management

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