Mark JanssenMark Janssen - Writer - Manhattan

Author and journalist Mark Janssen helped Kansas State University coach Bill Snyder with his book They Said It Couldn't Be Done. After chattering on the radio and scribbling out stories on the Wildcats in Manhattan for the last 40 years, many thought "it couldn't be done," that this tunnel-vision sports chap could ever pen tales on the best of what our Sunflower State has to offer. Off the field and court, Mark has a deep appreciation for KANSAS! magazine and the opportunity to mesh his first 20 years of western Kansas background, with his last 40 years in the Flint Hills. Let's see 20 plus 40 years of life experience has given Mark an even greater appreciation of the values and the work ethic for all who call Kansas home.