Mark’s family has deep roots in Houston County. His paternal grandparents, Robert and Christine, moved here from Taylor County in 1941 for his grandfather to work at the Wellston Air Depot at Robins Field, now known as Robins Air Force Base. Mark’s father, Steve, was born and raised in Houston County, and graduated from Warner Robins High School in 1962. After attending Middle Georgia College and graduating from Georgia Southern College, Steve met and married Mark’s mother, Betty, originally from Fulton County and a Registered Nurse, and they returned to Houston County. During his life, Steve served in the U.S. Army, is a successful local businessman, and served in various community leadership roles. When Mark was born, Betty retired from her nursing career to stay at home and care for their family. Betty resides in Warner Robins today and is active as a Member of Centerville First United Methodist Church, as a Master Gardener, and as a grandmother (BeBe).

Mark and his wife, Amy, originally from Lee County, Georgia, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2020. Amy is accomplished in her career as an early childhood educator and reading specialist, having taught school in Houston County at C.B Watson, Bonaire Middle, and Centerville Elementary schools. When Mark and Amy’s only child, Parker, was born, Amy made the decision to leave her career to stay home and care for their family. Both Mark and Parker are extremely thankful for Amy’s contributions to their family. Parker is a recent 2020 graduate from Veterans High School and is a freshman at the University of Georgia. With their son now in Athens, Mark and Amy are currently trying to adjust to life as new empty nesters.