Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of eight boys and one girl. Inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, graduated Cum Laude and from The University of Notre Dame, and moved out to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1986. During his ten years there, he learned how to design WITH the land and for the Client. Relocated family to Asheville, North Carolina in 1986 where Mark continued designing Custom Homes and Enlightened Remodels. He continues do work on his own on only a few Residential projects a year, insuring his clients and homes will get his own, personal attention.