Mark is a lifelong Vancouver resident and a graduate of Hudson's Bay High School. Mark graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1990 and received law degree from The National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington D.C. in 1994. He then returned to Vancouver to practice bankruptcy law in 1994. That same year Mark was admitted to the Federal District Court for Western Washington. Mark is a member of Clark County Bar Assoc, Washington State Bar Assoc, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Mark served as a Trustee of the Clark County Bar Association from 2000 - 2003. Mark has been a member of the Vancouver Sunrise Rotary since 1994 and served as President in 2000. Additionally Mark was a board member (including two terms as President) of the Vancouver Counseling Center (1994 - 2002).