Mark played a year of college football at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, before transferring to the College of Charleston. He graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in political science and government. He obtained his law degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He also is a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice, two organizations that promote a fair and effective justice system.
He serves on the board of directors for the Cougar Club, a nonprofit organization that provides financial support for the athletics program at the College of Charleston.
When he is not in court, he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife, Roxy and yellow lab, Scooby. He enjoys fishing and following sports.