Mark Schweder

I have lived in Gainesville, Florida since 1987 when I came here to attend graduate school. However, I gave up molecular biology recently and I'm now working fulltime as a Firefighter/EMT in Dunnellon, Florida and as the volunteer leader of the Alachua County, Florida Fire Rescue Boat Team.

I have three grown children (two daughters and a son) and three grand children (two girls and a boy). I've given up on triathlons (they were too easy) and I now compete in Adventure Races with Team FigJam ( out of Orlando, Florida. You can contact me at

A recent picture of me

A picture of me and one of my granddaughters

A picture of me and a group of firefighters at the Florida State Fire College
(I'm second from the left in the back row)

A picture of my three children from many years ago

Some of my family at my grandmother's 99th birthday.