Inspired by the movie “Trading Places,” Mark Anderson left North Dakota after studying aviation to begin his career trading futures at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange. A quick study, Anderson learned the ins and outs of futures, derivatives, and the correlations between different types of commodities. His business acumen led him to launch Killer Whale Holdings which came to control over 1/3 of the US dairy market. He then founded Capt Drake LLC, a global supplier of non-GMO sugar and citrates. A serial entrepreneur, Mark launched Drake’s Organic Spirits, the largest capacity organic alcohol company in the United States and the first organic alcohol company to achieve all five certifications: USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free, Vegan and Kosher. Mark and his family founded and operate Long Lake Animal Rescue to give abandoned, abused and neglected animals a second chance at life.