Big Brother: Stephen Dodge '88
OX: Why did you join Theta Chi?
Mark Lynch: Because my brother was a Theta Chi at Maryland, so I went out to meet the guys at Omega. Wanted place to hang out socially.
OX: Tell us your favorite OX story?
ML: Fun times hanging out with my pledge brothers - Jim 'Rodent' Stuhltrager '89, David Latham '89, Greg Hotsenpiller '87 and Richard Maltz '90 - Tom Strauss '87 and Adam Swarts '85 heavy metal - Hazy times with James 'JD' Derrah '87, Joseph Kidda '88 and Michael Noble '91.
OX: What Influences did OX have on you??
ML: Looking back, I wished I spent more time getting to know people and concentrating on grades instead of partying so hard - but those were fun times.
OX: What is your nickname? How did you get it?
ML: Gremlin - I could cause trouble in any environment.
OX: Who were your roommates?
ML: Roommates were Kidda, Rodent and Greg Allan '89 in the house. Lived with Chris Thomson '89 and Rodent on College Ave - our rooms always seem filled with people looking to have a good time.
OX: Any Pledge trip stories? Where?
ML: Pledge Bolt to UVA and UMD - UVA girls were the prettiest I've ever seen. The RV trip was a blast and something about a stolen jeep left on Congress.
OX: With whom do you stay in contact?
ML: When I lived in NYC, Maltz, John 'Stags' Stagliano '87 and Noble. Since moving to FL, began reaching out to Greg Allen but lost touch with most.
OX: Any brother you are looking to contact?
ML: Love to hear how my pledge brothers are all doing as well as Kidda, Noble, Tom & Adam, Thomson, JD, Stags, Timothy Paulson '86 and others from the Philly group.
OX: What other activities or organizations were you involved with during your college days?
ML: Freshman soccer, IFC Council - Leo Sugg '88 got us involved but it was just a way to get in any party for me.
OX: Tell us about your family. Have you married? Do you have children?
ML: Married my wife Barbara in 1997 in New Orleans where we met. No children - two cats Token and Tweek (Southpark names).
OX: What do you do for a living?
ML: Consultant - primarily finance, accounting and strategic planning - was involved in the sports and entertainment areas in NYC for 6-7 years.
OX: What do you do with your free time?
ML: Golf, Beach, Watch sports, Hang out with friends here in the Tampa Bay area.
OX: What are your current goals?
ML: Career wise, I will eventually join a firm in a senior finance role as I enjoy the camaraderie involved inside an organization, instead of as a consultant. Life wise, enjoy time with my wife, friends and family.
OX: Involved with any organizations now?
ML: Financial Executive Institute, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Feathersound Country Club.