Mark is a Hollywood, Fla. native yet was raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. After college graduation mark enjoyed a 25-plus year career in retail store management in Ohio, Alabama, and Tennessee, working with industry leaders like Belk, a division of Macy's and a division of Saks Incorporated. As the industry evolved, the role of a store manager became less entrepreneurial and no longer satisfied his drive for creativity and innovation. In 2005, Mark made the leap of faith into a real estate career to leverage his entrepreneurial spirit. Starting at the Southside office, Mark enjoyed early success, earning Regional Rookie of the Month in his first 12 months in the business. He then transferred to the Hodges office in late 2007 and was the top producing agent in that office for 2008. In June of 2009, he became the branch manager of the St. Johns office and obtained his Brokers license two months later, earning the title of Vice President and Managing Broker. Mark has been heavily involved with NEFAR, NEFMLS, and Florida Realtors and has previously served as Vice Chair and Chair, NEFAR Leadership Academy; NEFMLS Director; Treasurer and Chair of the NEFMLS Budget and Finance Committee; NEFMLS President in 2016; and Florida Realtor Director for 2016- 2018. He has also championed key leadership roles within Watson Realty Corp., serving on the Transaction Desk and Teams Task Force, as well as opening the Nocatee office; for his extraordinary leadership, he received the Manager of the Year Award in 2015. Mark, a graduate of Kalamazoo College, currently serves as the Regional Vice President of the North Central region, responsible for oversight, development, and management of 15 regional sales offices and more than 380 sales associates located in seven north Florida counties. Mark and his wife, Laura, have 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren. When not working, Mark enjoys time spending time at the beach with his large family.