Mark graduated from the University of Denver School of Social Work with his MSW, worked as a social worker in the Cherry Creek School District, and coordinator for clinical services for the first Arapahoe County Juvenile Diversion Program. He became a licensed addiction counselor (LAC) in the state of Colorado. He owned and operated a DUI Program called Dynamic Directions Counseling for five years. It was one of the first private providers in the DUI arena for 35 years. He received his EMDR certified training under Dr. Chandra Nagireddy EMDRIA approved facilitator/trainer for EMDR therapy. He is currently practicing trauma work using EMDR therapy for PTSD diagnosis.