Mark went to Bonny Eagle High School and graduated in 1985. While in high school he worked at Shaw’s and was hired there full-time when he graduated. He went on to work for a home improvement company and was there for ten years before they went out of business. Out of a job, he decided to go back to school. He attended the Hollis College Transitions Program and started working towards a degree in electrical engineering in January 2010 at SMCC.