Mark is a native of Houston and graduate of Southern Methodist University. After a brief stint in secondary education and coaching, Mark spent several years in the golf industry as well as the banking industry. While working for World Savings, Wachovia and Capital One Bank, Mark spent time in management positions in both Texas and California and received multiple honors for sales achievement both individually as well as managerial. An entrepreneur by nature, Mark helped found Lango Shells, LLC, a provider of custom anti-microbial MEDSUITS for the medical industry. Mark is active in the community as a member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. He has been committeeman and captain on the World's Championship BBQ committee since 2005. He's also a member of the SMU Mustang Club and SMU Letterman's Association (football).