Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Triolo
For the last nine years, Mark has been gifting his time and talents to Hospitality House. As a video production extraordinaire, Mark has helped create a number of videos for Hospitality House to raise public awareness and financial support for the shelter.
“These videos were designed to help the community understand what Hospitality House does, how they do it, the stories of guests … Many videos were to introduce new programs that Hospitality House was running or events like the Empty Bowl.”
Mark has produced videos individually and as part of video teams, helping with concept development, production, filming and editing, but of all the videos he’s helped produce, his favorite video tells the story of Hospitality House without words.
Since this video was created by Mark, Hospitality House has expanded its services further by embracing a Housing First model, introducing recuperative care, expanding outreach and transportation, and even launching a pet program, but the video still reflects the heart of Hospitality House: the people—helping real people on their journeys back to sustainable living and permanent housing, and just like Mark, we love this video.
“One of my personal goals upon retirement was to give back to the community,” said Mark. “I think we all, as community members, need to donate our time and talent to make this a better place to live … I get significant satisfaction from knowing that what I do makes life better for someone else … Since I know many of their personal stories, I feel a connecting to seeing them move forward. The most satisfaction comes from hearing that someone I know moved into housing and is now self-sufficient.”
Thank you, Mark, for your years of dedication and for helping not only Hospitality House, but volunteering to further the work of multiple organizations in the community, including Interfaith Food Ministry, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, KVMR, and The Nevada Theater.