Mark spent nearly 40 years working in the oil and gas industry. He enhanced production through innovative use of artificial lift technologies in all the major producing basins in the lower forty-eight states and the Gulf of Mexico. Mark was well known for his innovation in adapting artificial lift systems to different environments, including enhancing production of wells on the continental shelf and pioneering deep water wells in the Gulf of Mexico.
In 2012, Mark and his wife, Jamie, relocated to a ranch in the Southfork Valley near Cody, Wyoming. In 2016, Mark retired to pursue his love of farming and fishing on the Southfork of the Shoshone river in Cody.
Mark has been a life-long supporter of veteran-related projects and non-profits including, Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Travis Manion Foundation. Mark is also an active supporter of law enforcement, first responders, active duty and reserve military members, and veterans. He and his wife, Jamie, were proud to attend the commissioning ceremony of their nephew in August 2022 into the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant.
When he is not farming, Mark spends his time fly fishing and enjoying the great outdoors in Wyoming with his black German Shepherd and companion, Petra.