Mark was raised and resided in the rural areas of Kent County, Delaware. Mark attended school in the Caesar Rodney School District, graduating with the Class of 2008. Mark's interest in agriculture and farming began in high school when he joined the Caesar Rodney Future Farmers of America program. Mark served as an officer in the CR FFA chapter. He received the highest honor in all his FFA degrees, except for his American degree.
Employed by Chimes DC, one of our nation's largest employers of people with disabilities, Mark is part of the management team for the custodial contract at Dover Air Force Base. Mark has been with Chimes for over 11 years. In addition to his professional job, Mark also owns and operates a small company, Inside & Out Property Management LLC. Mark currently serves as Town of Hartly President and previously in the Public Works role. He has voluntarily served on the town's board for over six years. Additionally, Mark is a 15-year volunteer firefighter for the Hartly Fire Company. He has responded to hundreds of alarms, served on company committees, attended many firefighter training classes, and been recognized many times for life-saving actions taken.
"OLD KEYS DON'T UNLOCK NEW DOORS."
Mark and his family, Amy, his wife, and children Catherine and Joseph, have resided in the Hartly area for over 13 years. Rounding out the family are their dogs, Tigger and Diesel. The family owns a small farm in Hartly and is a member of the Delaware Farm Bureau. Amy, employed by the State of Delaware, also works part-time in the Emergency Medical Services field and is a lifetime member of the Hartly Fire Company, currently serving as Ambulance Captain. Catherine and Joseph are 4H Club members; they enjoy participating in local farm animal events like 4H shows and the Delaware State Fair.
Mark loves giving back to his community as much as possible; still, he does find some spare time to enjoy a few hobbies. Mark enjoys weekend camping trips with friends and family. You can also find him doing target shooting and taking his son and daughter out for a good hunting adventure.