Mark was born and raised in Boonville, Missouri, and attended college at Pittsburg State University where he lettered four years on the football team and three years on the golf team. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a double major in Accounting and Economics.
Mark has been working with individuals and families for the past 20 years in the areas of insurance and investments.
Mark is very active at St Gabriels Catholic Church and he is also a member of the Gladstone Chamber of Commerce. For 24 weekends a year Mark works as an on field football official in the National Football League.