Instructor Information


Marquis (Mark) Gilmore
Mark Gilmore is a native of Colorado who has traveled extensively professionally and for pleasure throughout Latin American and Europe. He and his wife Connie resided for 12 years in Germany, Peru, Ecuador, and Argentina. After graduating from Dartmouth College he began a 42-year career in international banking concentrating on Latin America.
John Macdonald John Macdonald served an enlistment in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He enrolled at the University of Nevada in 1955 where he earned a bachelor's degree in physics. Prior to retiring in 2010, he worked as a research physicist for the U.S. Bureau of Mines, a telecommunications engineer, telecommunications products salesman, telecommunications systems consultant, and finally a microwave radio systems designer. At OLLI he has taught courses in physics, photography, Nevada history, and black holes. He has lectured on climate change and why we should consider nuclear energy as an interim solution to reducing greenhouse gases.
Mike Wood Mike Wood settled in Las Vegas and joined OLLI in 2008 after 40 years as a rolling stone that included a career as a CPA, corporate manager, and 10 years in the Marine Corps. He finds participation with the OLLI members in sessions on history, economics, politics, and philosophy to be just the thing to keep "the little grey cells" active and engaged.

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