Mark is a graduate of Jacksonville State University (JSU). While attending JSU, Mark earned a position on the cheerleading squad making him a scholarship athlete. Mark served the squad as a cheerleader, Captain, and Coach. As a Captain, Mark helped to lead the Gamecocks to the NCA Nationals and also participated in the NCA partner stunt competition. Mark, Alyson (his wife of 19 years) and their son Landon reside in Fairhope. He stays active in the community serving on the board for both Fairhope Fire and Fairhope Youth Baseball.