Mark was born and raised in Cincinnati. He attended both Indiana University and The University of Cincinnati, studying Economics. He has worked in the Food and Beverage Industry for 33 years, the last 18 for Heidelberg Distributing, where he is a Certified Specialist of Wine. Mark also works as a volunteer with The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley and enjoys coaching soccer. Mark and his wife, Tricia, live in Anderson with their two Forest Hills educated children, Emily and Peter.