Mark Motyl moved to Westport in 2001. He and his wife, Susan (co-founder of the anti-bullying program Kool To Be Kind) eventually bought a house, which they loved. But by 2014 they were ready to design their dream home. Mark was selling convertible bonds, but he found that he enjoyed the creativity and details of home building and design, so he contracted the work himself. He followed that up with two local spec homes. In short, he was hooked.