Twenty seven years go, with a $25,000 credit line, Mark and his wife, Debbie, started a small restaurant. This first successful business was later sold and Mark began building his business, eventually starting his own development company.
Long active in the Republican Party, Mark has served as Party Precinct Chair, Precinct Judge, County Party Chairman, and the Republican Party Executive Committee on both district and local levels.
A Christian conservative businessman, Mark has served as an Elder and Adult Sunday School Teacher at Community Bible Church, where he and his family have been actively involved for 25 years.
Mark and Debbie reside in Jackson County with their two children, who are currently away at college.