Mark is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. He served 4 years in the US Army 3rd Ranger Battalion,Ft. Benning,Ga,10th Mountain Division,Ft.Benning,Ga. He began his police career in 1992 and became an FBI Instructor certified in pistol and rifle in 2001. He then became NRA Instructor certified in pistol in 2017. He is currently a Lieutenant for the Irondale Police Department, Irondale, Alabama.