Mark grew up in Renville, MN about 100 miles west of the Twin Cities. After attending St. Cloud State and playing varsity basketball for a couple of years, Mark's education was interrupted by two years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. He then completed business college and worked as a corporate accountant for about 8 years. After starting his tax and accounting business in 1981, Mark became securities and insurance licensed in 1986. He joined BFG in 2013 and continues to work as a tax professional and financial advisor.
Mark currently lives in New Prague with his wife, Sandy. He has one daughter who is married with three busy boys. Mark is an avid sports fan, loves traveling and spending time with family.