About Mark Watson CLPF, NCG

Mark Watson (License #744) is a licensed Professional Fiduciary and National Certified Guardian. Mark brings a wealth of experience to this role of management, trust and care. As an ordained Presbyterian minister and now a hospice chaplain, he has spent over 15 years caring for people in crisis and leading non-profit organizations, including overseeing finances and facilities.  Mark has demonstrated faithfulness to the trust placed in him when caring for vulnerable individuals and in financial stewardship. He’s known for strong administration skills, supervision of employees, project management, and conflict negotiation. Caring, insightful, and winsome — Mark provides the empathy, insight, and humor needed to guide any situation.

Mark brings to his work as a fiduciary educational training in cross-generational communication, religion as well as the creative arts. He graduated cum laude with a B.M. in Music Composition from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Music Composition from Bowling Green State University. Mark then received his Masters of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, specializing in intergenerational communication and ministry. 

He is a Certified Chaplain from the Professional Instruction for Ministry and earned his Certificates in Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees and Conservators from California State University, Fullerton.  Mark is a Respecting Choices First Steps Advanced Care Planning Certified Facilitator certified through the Alliance for Living and Dying Well. 

A longtime Santa Barbara resident, Mark has proudly adopted Santa Barbara as his “hometown.” Mark lives with his wife and two children in Montecito. He also serves as a volunteer for the Santa Barbara Alzheimer’s Association where he leads a support groups for patients and caregivers. 

Photo by Evan Janke

Photo by Evan Janke

Mark is an individual in whom anyone can place their trust and confidence to manage and protect property or money. He has keen insight and discernment and understands the relationship that encompasses the idea of faith and confidence. One of Mark’s greatest asset is his loyalty to those he works for and with. He is diligent in his care of the assets within his custody.
— Sam Geli Grief Counselor, PIM Chaplain Educator