My wife and I got married in 2004, at the Springs Dairy Barn, and moved to the Steele Meadows community. In 2006, we had our son, Kaleb. When my wife was pregnant with our daughter, Makenzy, we moved into Regent Park where our children started school at Sugar Creek Elementary School. I served as the treasurer and president of the Regent Park Community Owners Association Board of Directors during my time in Regent Park. In 2014, we purchased a house in the Beckenham neighborhood and our children moved to Doby's Bridge Elementary School in its' inaugural year.
Our family is fortunate that Kristy is able to stay home with our children, which I am the first to admit is often more work, both mentally and physically, than my professional job. She is an amazing person and the best mother I know. She gives tirelessly of herself to make our lives better. When our children are in school, Kristy often finds herself there too. She is a dedicated school and classroom volunteer, room mom, PTO board member, and has also served the district as a substitute teacher.
Our son, Kaleb (12), is a 7th grader at Banks Trail Middle School. He likes to play sports, enjoys spending time in the water, plays the guitar, and probably most of all, loves reading. We often struggle to keep enough books on hand for him, and sometimes he finds himself re-reading many of the books he enjoys. In 2014, Kaleb was diagnosed with confusional migraines. We have been challenged as a family by the unpredictability and severity of his condition. Through the work of medical professionals and the diligence of his care, we have made great progress in helping to control his migraines. The Fort Mill School District has been an amazing partner in making sure Kaleb has the appropriate accommodations to help him succeed in school. However, we have also seen the resource challenges our district faces with the ever-growing and changing population of our schools.
Our daughter, Makenzy (10) is a 5th grader at Doby's Bridge Elementary School. She enjoys dance, lacrosse, basketball, playing the ukulele, singing, and spending time in the water. She keeps herself busy by playing with Legos or completing artsy projects from painting to beading. Makenzy also loves to spend time and teach tricks to our Havanese dogs, Minnie Pongo and Cruella De Vil. She also adores her brother even though she won't admit it.
Our future son is somewhere between 3 and 7 years old, and is in the country of Burkina Faso (Africa). We began the process of adopting internationally in December of 2017, and we are currently awaiting assignment of our new son. Once we are paired with a child we will travel to Burkina Faso for 4 weeks and the adoption will be final when we hit the ground back in the United States. The Markners family cannot wait to welcome and provide a loving home to our son/brother!
When I graduated in 2004, I went to work for the Business Consulting group at Grant Thornton, the 5th largest accounting firm in the world. While there I worked on various projects, but spent the majority of time traveling to work with a client in Birmingham, Alabama. Once Kaleb was born in 2006, I felt terrible leaving him every week while traveling for work and quickly began to explore opportunities with little/no travel.
In 2006, I moved to Bank of America where I worked for 3 years in the Treasury department leading the Balance Sheet Management Technology group. In 2009, in the midst of the financial crisis, I moved into the Enterprise Stress Testing team where I lead the development of a process and platform to be able to measure the bank's risk in various economic scenarios. Prior to leaving Bank of America in 2015, I was the executive responsible for Technology, Data, and regulatory reporting around the banks CCAR (comprehensive capital analysis and review) process.
In 2015, I had the opportunity to join TD Bank and build out the stress testing platform from scratch. Today I lead a team of 50+ employees and contractors responsible for the Model Lifecycle Environment, the platform which automates and executes the process of running stress testing for TD's CCAR process. My team is primarily located in Ballantyne, North Carolina. Perhaps my favorite part of my job is the flexibility it provides for me to be involved with my family and my children's education.