Mark grew up in the state of Oregon and lived in Seattle, Washington for 30 years. He divides his time living and working between Thailand and America. He has been a licensed real estate broker in the USA since 1983 (Washington State and Idaho). He owns — or has owned — real estate management, development, finance, and brokerage companies since 1980. He has been directly involved in real estate transactions exceeding US $1 billion. Mark has taught real estate courses, lectured extensively, and been the recipient of numerous awards. He is a 1978 graduate in Finance and Real Estate (with a minor in architecture and interior design) from the University of Oregon.
Mark is a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary; a member of various Chambers of Commerce; and the proud former manager of the Washington Wolfpack youth baseball team which won the World Championship in 2000.