Mark Bopp, Dip.CBST, RBT
Before his exposure to behavior science, Mark academically (college & university) studied criminal justice, sociology, and theology, in addition to general education courses. At Concordia University, St. Paul, he was named on the Dean’s List for outstanding achievement. The majority of his employment has been in business management and customer relations.
In 2014, he began working for an animal shelter in Missouri and was quickly promoted to managerial duties for the dog kennels and was the primary caregiver for the dogs. While there, Mark began his education at the Companion Animals Sciences Institute (CASI) and became the primary dog trainer with an emphasis on behavior reduction and replacement behavior while maintaining his other duties as well. In 2015, he earned the Diploma of Canine Behavior Science & Technology (Dip.CBST) from CASI. He then continued with private canine behavior consulting.
Currently, Mark is employed as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), a paraprofessional credential under the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. His current credentials in this field include RBT, MANDT certified, American Red Cross Adult & Child CPR/First Aid certified, Missouri Level 1 Medication Aide. His primary duties include direct support with individualized care, social skills development, independent living skills development, data tracking, positive behavior support, and behavior intervention.
Since 2014, Mark has both formally and informally studied behavior science nearly every day and continually completes various online trainings pertaining to the subject. He is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavior Analysis to become a BCaBA and will soon enroll in coursework with The International Behaviorology Institute to attain the highest certificate he can.
Mark is an unwavering naturalist and determinist, but people who know him refer to him as “friendly” and “compassionate” as one of his passions with behavior science is to present concepts in manners which are understandable for the individual learner. His life is dedicated to the welfare and ethical guardianship of dogs, enrichment for the lives of humans, especially those who are not neurotypical, and to the natural science of behavior.