Born in Auburn, New York but raised in West Utica, Mark attended Notre Dame High School, where he served as Company Chaplain in his NJROTC unit. He also attended Mohawk Valley Community College, where he earned a degree in Human Services with a Counseling focus. He brings nearly ten years of experience working with the Oneida County Department of Social Services, and has volunteered with children in venues from Agapé House to Sunday school.
Mark has been with The Peacemaker Program since 2006, and has earned dozens of ADR-focused certifications. These include Farm Family Divorce Mediation, Parent-Teen Mediation, Civil Arbitration, Lemon Law Arbitration, Cultural Competency, Large Group Facilitation, and more. He has delivered trainings across the country, and continues to practice regularly as a mediator and arbitrator to keep his skills sharp.
In addition to being the resident facilitator, Mark also serves as The Peacemaker Program's webmaster. He has presented a regional Landlord Training Program, and conducts programs at local schools, in addition to having provided regular programming for Donovan Junior High School and Proctor High School. He currently resides in Yorkville with his wife, son, and daughter. Mark enjoys long-standing periodic poker and pitch games with friends, designs web sites, plays Dungeons & Dragons, and spends his remaining time repairing the computers of family and friends.