Mark graduated from West Virginia University’s Wildlife and Fisheries Management Program in May 2007. While in school, he gained field research experience as a technician on various projects including the Index of Biotic Integrity for West Virginia, small mammal and American woodcock vegetation use, and fish population dynamics.

Upon graduation, Mark worked for South Wind Conservation Inc. as a rangeland specialist conducting vegetation surveys on the Navajo and Crow Indian Reservations, south Texas and southeastern Oregon. In 2008, Mark worked as a National Marine Fisheries Ground Fish Observer, for Saltwater Inc. in Alaska during the Alaska Pollock, Pacific Cod, Halibut, and Sablefish fishing season.

In the Hopkins Lab, Mark worked for two years as a technician for the South River mercury research projects. He is currently conducting natural resource inventories for a consulting firm in Fairmont, WV.