Mark was apppointed to the City Council in April 2018. Mark was born and raised in Downers Grove, IL. He attended Eastern Illinois University and obtained dual degrees, B.A. in History and a B.S. in Technolgy Education. He furtherd his education at Aurora University with a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership,with a masters thesis focusing on school bond referenda, and a M.S. in STEM at Illinois State University. Mark has taught at the high school level for eighteen years, the past fourteen years at Victor J. Andrew High School, where he teaches engineering, graphic design, and CAD drafting courses. He coaches the boys bowling program, and is the lead advisor for both Illinois SkillsUSA and Youth & Government at the school. He has also led the innovative student exchange program between Hamburg, Germany and Andrew since 2010. He has served on numerous committees for his school district, and is curently a member of the District 230 Building & Finance Committee.
Mark moved to Lockport in 2005, where he has been on the associaton board for the Townes of Cedar Ridge since its inception, starting as vice-president and now president. He also served as a trustee, president pro-tem, and secretary for the Homer Township Fire Protection District board from 2008-2017.
Mark enjoys tennis, traveling, biking, and running. He attends St. Dennis Parish in Lockport.