A lifelong Alaskan, Mark was born in Sitka and lived in Juneau until he was 4 years old. He has called Anchorage his home since then. Mark grew up in Anchorage in the sand lake area. He graduated from Dimond High School in 1980. His wife and all of his children also graduated from Dimond. Mark enjoys playing hockey, soccer, skiing, biking and playing his guitar. Mark has also coached high school soccer (you guessed it, at Dimond).
Mark started his career in insurance in 1986 working for Allstate Insurance Co. In 1988 he started his own Allstate agency which he sold in 2000. After a short break Mark wen to work at Brady & Company as an Account Manager. In 2003 he moved to Conrad Houston Insurance as an Account Executive.