Mark started working for the city of Pullman in 1985 as the Assistant City Engineer. Working his way up through the City Engineer position, he was appointed Public Works Director in July 1988, after a 6-month assignment as the interim director. In October 2012, Mark was assigned the additional position of interim City Supervisor, following the retirement of long-term (31-year) City Supervisor John Sherman. In January 2013, he was appointed permanently to the City Supervisor position, leaving the public works department after 28 years of service. Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho and is a registered professional civil engineer. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and biking, particularly in the upper St. Joe River country of north Idaho.