Mark Matlock has been working with youth pastors, students, and parents for more than two decades. He works as the executive director for Youth Specialties (YS), providing leadership for programs and training events, and also oversees the student ministries at YS, including the PlanetWisdom student conferences. Mark speaks to hundreds of thousands of students, parents, and youth workers around the world each year. He has written several books for teens, including the Wisdom On… series, Living a Life That Matters, and Don't Buy the Lie and three books for parents: Real World Parents, Raising Wise Children, and Ideas for Parents. Mark lives in Texas with his wife, Jade, and their children.