Originally from Mukwonago, Wisconsin, Mark is a high school world history teacher and soccer coach who has a degree from the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater. He and his wife struggled when they got married and, up to now, both need to work two jobs to make ends meet. He can get very emotional with his family, especially when it comes to his three kids and his wife, to whom he had been married for 18 years.
Mark is one of the contestants in the ABC reality show The Mole. The show follows 12 contestants as they try to figure out who among them is The Mole, a saboteur who will keep them away from the prize money. It is up to the players to decide who The Mole is. They need to learn as much as possible about him or her because failure to do so means elimination. In the end, The Mole is revealed but only one will go home with the grand prize.
With another child on the way, his family is his biggest inspiration as he plays the game. He is also competitive as a high school teacher and soccer coach and he says that will also come in handy as he has absolutely no tolerance for non-performers. He also counts his focus as his biggest asset, as he is a huge fan of The Mole. His strategy is to focus on a particular route and do everything he can to make things follow that route. Ultimately, he says he plays to win.