Mark has lived in Demopolis, Alabama his entire life except for the few years of going to school in Auburn. After graduating from Auburn University with a forestry degree, he came back to West Alabama and married his high school sweet-heart. Jennifer is a graduate from the University of Alabama and now teaching school in the Demopolis City School System. They have three boys John David, Thomas and Andrew.
After eight years of working with Georgia Pacific as a procurement forester, it was time for a change. Therefore, Mark helped start up Canebrake Forestry, a full service forestry consulting business. Mark holds a registered forester license, trainee appraiser license, real estate license and private pilot license.