A three-sport athlete at both Boston College High School and Tufts University, Mark went on to complete master’s degrees in mental health counseling and education (Boston College and Fitchburg State University) and then completed his doctorate in counseling and sport psychology at Boston University. While at BU, Mark developed and statistically validated the Inventory of Mental Toughness Factors in Sport (IMTF-S©), which is a scientific measurement of mental toughness now being used by select sports programs internationally. His research initiatives in mental toughness, sport science, mental health, and human behavior have afforded him the privilege of evaluating the most innovative advances in the field, while also utilizing such resources in private practice. Mark has served as adjunct faculty at various colleges and universities in the Boston area, and continues to expand his research and publication interests while also consulting with schools, companies, and sports programs worldwide.
Mark's rare combination of education and experience in counseling, teaching, coaching in areas of strength & conditioning, mental toughness, and mental health allows for the unique understanding and ability to assist clients of all ages and levels. He and his team have implemented the programs of the 6S Institute to support various populations seeking to optimize health, performance, and happiness.
Director of MBX Training
Bobby Dray comes to MBX Training with an impressive athletic background. He is a former 3 sport New England prep school standout at Cardigan Mountain School (NH) and later at St Mark’s School (MA). Bobby has also excelled in boxing and Brazilian Jujitsu: Currently training with BKB Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Julian Pollard. Hockey, however, was Bobby’s passion through the years. As a youth player, he played for the internationally recognized Boston Mission Hockey Club as well as powerhouse Team Massachusetts; where he skated on a line with current NHL players Conor Garland (Phoenix Coyotes) and Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabres) along with Ryan Donato (Minnesota Wild). Additionally, Bobby played for Team USA in international youth competition; the Boston Junior Bruins: competed in USA Hockey National Development Camps, and was selected to the All-Star team in the World Selects tournament. Leaving several scholarship offers on the table from US Division 1 college hockey programs, Bobby was one of a few American players that opted to play in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) which is considered the best Major Junior Hockey League in the world and produces over 65% of the players on NHL rosters.
"Playing in the CHL was an experience of a life-time. If you want to be the best, you have to play with and against the best," Dray says. During his athletic career, Bobby has had the opportunity to work with some of the best athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches in North America, but it was his experience with the staff at MBX, as a client, that inspired him to pursue a career in athletic training after his hockey came to an unexpected end due to injuries.
Site Manager- Norwell, MA
A Pembroke, MA native, Jeff lettered in three varsity sports (football, winter track, baseball) at Silver Lake Regional High School. He then continued his student-athlete career at Bridgewater State University, earning his degree in graphic design while also playing on the school's football team and playing summer baseball for the Norton Knights of the local Cranberry League.
Jeff's impressive graphic design skills are displayed in various logos of the 6S Institute, and his creative spirit can be witnessed in everything from signage to facility improvements. Most importantly, Jeff is incredibly devoted to supporting the best training environment for our clientele, and maintains a genuine enthusiasm, care, and interest in each client's goals and progressions. In addition to his management duties with us, Jeff continues to volunteer with a local AAU baseball team (South Shore Venom) and various local teams, schools, and organization.