The Alturas Institute advances its mission—promotion of American Democracy, the Constitution, civic education, gender equality and equal protection of the law-- through conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures.
Mark S. Young is a native of Rigby, Idaho, and earned a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Idaho State University. Mark has been in the securities industry since 1985. He began his career as a registered representative for Piper Jaffray & Hopwood and was appointed branch manager of Investment Management and Research, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc., on August 1, 1994. Currently he is a branch manager and registered principal with Raymond James Financial Services (an independent broker/dealer) at 450 B Street in Idaho Falls.
Mark is actively involved in the community and state. Currently he serves in the following capacities:
Additionally, Mark has played a vital role in the development of the Idaho State University / University of Idaho Higher Education Center (University Place) in Idaho Falls. He has two sons, both veterans who served in Iraq in recent times: Steven is a general contractor in Boise, Idaho and Adam is involved in security at the Idaho National Laboratory.