Commander Mark Faller served 20 years of active duty in the U. S. Coast Guard from 1983 – 2003, following his graduation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. He was the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Point Harris, an 82-foot patrol boat home ported in Oahu, HI in addition to commanding the Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay, a 140-foot, 700-ton icebreaker that kept the Hudson River shipping lanes open from Governors Island to Albany, NY. Mark retired in 2003 as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Recruiting Command
Following his retirement from the Coast Guard, Mark formed Harkcon, Inc. with the other 5 bears and the goat. Harkcon provides customized solutions that improve organizational performance for government agencies and private businesses. He served as Harkcon’s CFO until 2015, when he stepped aside to become the CEO of 6 Bears & a Goat. He remains an owner and director of Harkcon, Inc.
Mark’s vision to establish 6B&G brew house with his partners was inspired by his passion for home brewing, several visits to German biergartens, and Harkcon’s desire to form a second line of business, separate and distinct from Harkcon’s line of work. While making beer is quite different than his other skill sets, he never strays from his guiding principles of patriotism, service, community. His commitment to his customers is to provide great beer, great food and a great atmosphere.