Mark began his career in the mobile electronics industry in 1977, and along with his wife Vicky, purchased Santa Fe Auto Sound in 1984. Mark is an ASE-Certified Automobile Technician for electronics and electronic systems. He has received many industry certifications including MECP and Alpine GAIT training. Mark served as a judge for the International Auto Sound Challenge Association (IASCA) at Nationals in Tempe, AZ in 1990. He is also an avid bicyclist and former president of the Johnson County Bike Club.