Mark Cahen
Director of Wellness & Recreation

From an early age, I really enjoyed playing soccer. It wasn’t until I grew up that I realized that refereeing soccer not only allowed me to stay active in a sport that I love, it also gave me the opportunity to earn some extra cash. It was the best seat in the house and kept me close to the game, as well as physically fit. 2017 will be my sixth season as a Major League Soccer Assistant Referee. And while it’s rewarding, it does come with some challenges; specifically staying fit and being able to keep up with the pace of the game. In 2008,

I graduated from Florida International University with a B.S. in Parks and Recreation Administration and with National Certification as a Recreation Therapist. In 2012 I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration. For many years, I worked as the Director of Recreation Therapy for a Skilled Nursing Facility and Rehabilitation Center. In 2012 I was invited to represent the United States as part of a three-man referee crew in the Inaugural Season of the Hero Indian Super League.

After two months in India, I returned to Florida and began a new career at a neurological therapy center, Neurocity Junction. This Center allowed me to work with a diverse population ranging from young kids living with Auditory Processing Disorder to NFL Combine athletes working to increase reaction times, processing speeds and overall brain fitness. I am excited to say that I personally got to work with Super Bowl Champion Sam Madison and former NFL player Chris Chambers.

After spending most of my life living in South Florida, my family decided to make a major change and head up to the Berkshires, where my wife’s family resides in July 2016.  I’m excited to have found community in the Berkshires and look forward to building community here at Berkshire South and within the fitness department.